Bindley Hardware Company Building

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Bindley Hardware Company Building
Bindley Hardware Co. Building.jpg
Bindley Hardware Company Building is located in Pennsylvania
Bindley Hardware Company Building
Location 401 Amberson Ave., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°27′13″N 79°56′28″W / 40.45361°N 79.94111°W / 40.45361; -79.94111Coordinates: 40°27′13″N 79°56′28″W / 40.45361°N 79.94111°W / 40.45361; -79.94111
Area 1.6 acres (0.65 ha)
Built 1903
Architect Bindley,Albion
Architectural style Renaissance, Roman Tuscan
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 85001748[1]
Added to NRHP August 08, 1985

The Bindley Hardware Company Building in the Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was built in 1903 alongside of the Pennsylvania Railroad main line, next to the Shadyside Station. The building was constructed for John Bindley by his brother Albion.

John had been the president of the Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce and of the National Hardware Association. He tried to organize the industry into a "National Combine" or trust, but this attempt failed due to opposition from the government. Instead, he organized a dominant regional hardware wholesaler in Pittsburgh, a major center of hardware manufacture, with this building serving as its main warehouse.[2]

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Thomas, George E. (1985). "Bindley Hardware Company Building". National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Retrieved January 23, 2014. 

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