Neighborhood Guide: Lawrenceville
Lawrenceville is not an up-and-coming neighborhood; it has arrived. Most of Lawrenceville’s industrial past has been replaced, turning it into a hub for innovation, dining and nightlife. The hipster energy is centered around Butler Street, where you find some fantastic places to eat, drink and shop. Lawrenceville also has a destination bowling alley (Arsenal Lanes) and movie theater (Row House Cinema). Don’t be surprised if you hear people talking about Upper Lawrenceville, Central Lawrenceville and Lower Lawrenceville – and be less surprised that the distinctions don’t really matter.
Did you know: The 300-acre Allegheny Cemetery was established in 1844 and is the final resting place of many notable figures, including Josh Gibson, Stephen Foster and Thelma Lovette. Its natural beauty invites quiet reflection and it’s a de facto park for the neighboring communities of Lawrenceville, Bloomfield, Garfield and Stanton Heights.
Famous landmark: A symbol of World War I, the Doughboy Statue stands guard at the confluence of the neighborhood’s two main arteries of Butler Street and Penn Avenue.
Major institutions: Allegheny Cemetery, Arsenal Park, Clemente Museum, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh