Fort Pitt Blockhouse, Pittsburgh

Fort Pitt Blockhouse, Pittsburgh (must see)

The Fort Pitt Blockhouse, or Bouquet's Blockhouse, is a historic building in Point State Park in the city. It was constructed in 1764 as a redoubt of Fort Pitt, making it the oldest extant structure in Western Pennsylvania, as well as the "oldest authenticated structure west of the Allegheny Mountains". The Fort Pitt Blockhouse was constructed in 1764 to address weaknesses in Fort Pitt's original design.

Fort Pitt had been completed in 1761 and survived a difficult siege in 1763 during Pontiac's Rebellion. Although the Blockhouse resides within the boundaries of Point State Park, it is owned and operated by the Fort Pitt Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The DAR allows visitors to the park to tour the structure. The building is recognized by the National Register of Historic Places as being the sole surviving historical building in the "Forks of the Ohio (Site of Fort Duquesne and Fort Pitt, Bouquet's Blockhouse)" historic place.

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Sight Name: Fort Pitt Blockhouse
Sight Location: Pittsburgh, USA
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: Pittburgh Downtown Architecture Walk   Downtown Orientation Walk  

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