List of City of Pittsburgh historic designations

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City of Pittsburgh historic designations are awarded following nominations for districts and individual structures that are reviewed and recommended to Pittsburgh City Council, which makes the final decision, by the city's Historic Review Commission and the City Planning Commission. This list is not to be confused with the list of landmarks designated by the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation. City Historic Designation establishes a regulatory process for the review of all changes and alterations by the Historic Review Commission to the publicly viewable exterior and appearance of all buildings that are designated, either individually or as part of a district. As of 2011, there were 12 designated districts in the city, two historic objects, one historic site,[1] and 87 individual structures.[2]

City Of Pittsburgh Designated Historic Districts[edit]

This following table lists the 12 historic districts designated by the Pittsburgh City Council through 2010.[1] The table is initially sorted alphabetically by their official listing.

District name Image Date listed Location
Allegheny West Historic District Alleghenywest.JPG November 26, 1990[3] District boundaries viewable here [1]
Alpha Terrace Historic District AlphaTerraceHistoricDistrict.jpg January 1996 District boundaries viewable here [2]
Deutschtown Historic District Streetside in the Deutschtown Historic District.jpg February 12, 1997 District boundaries viewable here [3]
East Carson Street Historic District EastCarsonStreetHistoricDistrict.jpg August 16, 1993
Expanded June 1999
District boundaries viewable here [4]
Manchester Historic District Manchesterstreet.jpg July 30, 1979[4] District boundaries viewable here [5]
Market Square Historic District Pittsburgh marketsquare.jpg December 28, 1992[5] District boundaries viewable here [6]
Mexican War Streets Historic District Mexican War Streets neighborhood 210038.jpg December 26, 1972[6] District boundaries viewable here [7]
Murray Hill Avenue Historic District SquirrelHillPA.jpg April 3, 2000[7] District boundaries viewable here [8]
Oakland Civic Center Historic District Oakland.jpg April 7, 1992[8] District boundaries viewable here [9]
Oakland Square Historic District OaklandSquarePittsburgh.jpg June 14, 2005[9] District guidelines are available here [10]
Penn-Liberty Historic District Penn Avenue in the Penn-Liberty Historic District.jpg October 1987
Expanded March 1999
District boundaries viewable here [11]
Schenley Farms Historic District 20th Century Club Pittsburgh.jpg May 1982[10] District boundaries viewable here [12]

City Of Pittsburgh Designated Historic Objects[edit]

The following table the two historic objects (both sculptures), designated by the Pittsburgh City Council as of July 2010.[1][11] The table is initially sorted alphabetically by their official listing.

District name Image Date listed Location
"Horse Tamer" sculptures HorseTamerSculpturesHighlandPark.jpg Highland Park
"Welcome" sculptures WelcomeSculpturesHighlandPark.jpg Highland Park

City Of Pittsburgh Designated Historic Sites[edit]

This following table lists the one historic site designated by the Pittsburgh City Council through 2010.[1]

District name Image Date listed Location
Allegheny Commons Parks AlleghenyCommonsParkWestPark.jpg November 26, 1990 Site boundaries viewable here [13]

City of Pittsburgh Designated Historic Structures[edit]

The following table lists 87 historic structures designated by the Pittsburgh City Council as of July 2011.[1][11] The table is initially sorted alphabetically by their official listing.

Landmark name Image Date listed[2] Location[2]
Aberlie House AberlieHouse.jpg February 13, 2001 122-124 East North Avenue
Allegheny Arsenal AlleghenyArsenal.jpg February 22, 1977 Penn Avenue at 40th Street
Allegheny City Stables AlleghenyCityStables.jpg July 7, 2007[12] 836 West North Avenue
Allegheny County Courthouse AlleghenyCountyCourthouse.jpg December 26, 1972 436 Grant Street
Allegheny County Jail FormerAlleghenyCountyJail.jpg December 26, 1972 400 block Ross Street
Allegheny County Mortuary AlleghenyCountyMortuary.jpg September 26, 2002 542 Fourth Avenue
Allegheny Library Carnegie Free Library of Allegheny.jpg March 15, 1974 Allegheny Center
Allegheny Middle School (formerly Allegheny High School) Allegheny High School.jpg November 30, 1999 810 Arch Street
Arsenal Middle School (formerly Arsenal Junior High School) Arsenal Junior High School.jpg November 30, 1999 3901 Butler Street
August Wilson's boyhood home PittsburghPaAWH2.jpg February 26, 2008[13] 1727 Bedford Avenue
Beltzhoover Elementary School BeltzhooverElementarySchool.jpg November 30, 1999 320 Cedarhurst Street
Benedum Center for the Performing Arts Pittsburgh benedumcenter.jpg November 20, 1984 207 Seventh Street (Included in Penn-Liberty Historic District)
Byers-Lyons House (currently Byers Hall of the Community College of Allegheny County) Byers-LyonsHouse.jpg March 15, 1974 901 Ridge Avenue (Included in Allegheny West Historic District)
Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science Building (former, now part of the Pittsburgh Children's Museum) BuhlPlanetariumInstitutePopularScience.jpg July 29, 2005 Allegheny Square
Calvary United Methodist Church CalvaryUnitedMethodistChurch.jpg February 22, 1977 Allegheny Avenue at Beech Avenue (Included in Allegheny West Historic District)
Cathedral of Learning Cathedral of Learning stitch 1.jpg February 22, 1977 4200 Fifth Avenue (Included in Oakland Civic Center Historic District)
2621 Centre Avenue - The YMCA Building YMCABuildingat2621CentreAve.jpg August 8, 1995 2621 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh Children's Museum Allegheny Post Office front.jpg December 26, 1972 10 Children's Way, Allegheny Center
Colfax Elementary School ColfaxElementarySchool.jpg November 30, 1999 2332 Beechwood Boulevard
Concord Elementary School ConcordElementarySchool.jpg November 30, 1999 2340 Brownsville Road
David P. Oliver High School DavidOliverHighSchool.jpg November 30, 1999 2323 Brighton Road
Dilworth Traditional Academy (formerly Dilworth Elementary School) DilworthElementarySchoolFront.jpg November 30, 1999 6200 Stanton Avenue
Dower's Tavern (formerly Beck's Run School) FormerBecksRunSchool.jpg September 28, 1987 1000 Beck’s Run Road
Emmanuel Episcopal Church Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Pittsburgh, rear and western side.jpg February 22, 1977 957 West North Avenue (Included in Allegheny West Historic District)
Engine Company No. 1 and No. 30 EngineCompanyNo1.jpg March 17, 1993 344 Boulevard of the Allies
Engine Company No. 3 EngineCompanyNo3.jpg April 12, 1995 1416 Arch Street
Ferris House (Former house of George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr.) FerrisHouse.jpg June 28, 2001 1318 Arch Street
Former Fifth Avenue High School FifthAvenueHighSchool.jpg November 30, 1999 1800 Fifth Avenue
Friendship Elementary School (formerly Liberty School Number 4) Friendship Elementary School.jpg November 30, 1999 5501 Friendship Avenue
Stephen Foster Community Center (currently the Catholic Youth Association) Foster School, Lawrenceville.jpg July 8, 1982 286 Main Street
Garden Theatre GardenTheater.jpg March 25, 2008[14] 12 West North Avenue
The New Granada Theater NewGranadaTheater.jpg October 8, 2004 2009-13 Centre Avenue
Greenfield Elementary School GreenfieldElementarySchool.jpg November 30, 1999 1 Alger Street
Guckenheimer Warehouse GuckenheimerWarehouse.jpg May 9, 1995 125 First Avenue
Hazelwood Branch - Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh HazelwoodCarnegieLibraryofPittsburgh.jpg July 28, 2004 4748 Monongahela Street
Homewood Branch - Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh HomewoodCarnegieLibraryofPittsburgh.jpg July 28, 2004 7101 Hamilton Avenue
Howe-Childs Gate House Howe-ChildsGateHouse.jpg April 16, 1986 5918 Fifth Avenue
Iron City Brewery PittsburghBrewingCompany.jpg April 16, 2010[15] 3340 Liberty Avenue
John Wesley A.M.E. Zion Church JohnWesleyA.M.E.ZionChurch.jpg October 11, 1993 594 Herron Avenue
B. F. Jones House (currently Jones Hall of the Community College of Allegheny County) B.F.JonesHouse.jpg March 15, 1974 808 Ridge Avenue (Included in the Allegheny West Historic District)
King Estate or Baywood KingEstateorBaywood.jpg November 12, 1992 5501 Elgin Street
Langley High School LangleyHighSchool.jpg November 30, 1999 2940 Sheridan Boulevard
Lawrenceville Branch - Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh CarnegieLibaryLawrencevillePHLF.jpg July 28, 2004 279 Fisk Street
Lemington Elementary School LemingtonElementarySchool.jpg November 30, 1999 7061 Lemington Avenue
Lincoln Elementary School (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) LincolnElementarySchool.jpg November 30, 1999 328 Lincoln Avenue
Lord & Taylor Department Store (formerly the Mellon National Bank Building) FormerMellonNationalBankBuilding.jpg July 1999 514 Smithfield Street
Lowen-Shaffer House Lowen-ShafferHouse.jpg February 10, 1992 311 Lowenhill Street
Mackintosh-Hemphill Company (Garrison Foundry) Buildings (former) FormerGarrisonFoundry-MackintoshHemphillCo.jpg October 18, 1991 901-11 Bingham Street (Included in East Carson Street Historic District)
Madison Elementary School (formerly Minersville Public School) MadisonElementarySchool.jpg November 30, 1999 3401 Milwaukee Street
Malta Temple MaltaTemple.jpg August 5, 2008[16] 100 West North Avenue
Mamaux Building MamauxBuilding.jpg July 27, 1995 121-23 First Avenue
141 Mayflower Street 141MayflowerStreet.jpg June 1999 141 Mayflower Street
Saint Michael's Roman Catholic Church & Rectory FormerSaintMichaelsRomanCatholicChurch.jpg February 23, 2001 21 Pius Street
Mifflin Elementary School MifflinElementarySchool.jpg November 30, 1999 1290 Mifflin Road
Monongahela Incline Monongahela Incline.jpg March 15, 1974 Between West Carson Street, near Smithfield Street, and Grandview Avenue
Moreland-Hoffstot House Moreland-Hoffstot House.jpg February 22, 1977 5057 Fifth Avenue
Mount Washington Branch - Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh CarnegieLibraryofPittsburgh,MountWashington.JPG July 28, 2004 315 Grandview Avenue
National Negro Opera Company House NationalNegroOperaCompanyHouse.jpg May 20, 2008[17] 7101 Apple Street
Neill Log House NeillLogHouse.jpg February 22, 1977 East Circuit Road near Serpentine Drive in Schenley Park
Old Heidelberg Apartments Old Heidelberg Apartments.jpg March 15, 1974 401-423 South Braddock Avenue
Old Stone Tavern (or Old Stone Inn) OldStoneInnPittsburgh.jpg October 6, 2009[18] 434 Greentree Road
Panther Hollow Bridge Panther Hollow Bridge.jpg July 26, 2002 Schenley Park
Paramount Pictures Film Exchange ParamountPicturesFilmExchange.jpg January 27, 2010[19] 1727 Boulevard of the Allies
Perry Traditional Academy Perry High School, Pittsburgh.jpg November 30, 1999 3875 Perrysville Avenue
Phipps Conservatory Phipps conservatory 0.JPG December 26, 1972 Schenley Park
Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad Station P&LERR station.jpg March 15, 1974 Smithfield Street near West Carson Street
Saint Nicholas Croatian Catholic Church
(Demolished)[20]
FirstSt.NicholasCroationCatholic.jpg July 13, 2001 1326 East Ohio Street
Schenley Bridge Schenley Bridge from South Oakland 3.jpg July 26, 2002 Schenley Park
Schiller Classical Academy (formerly Schiller School) SchillerElementarySchool.jpg November 30, 1999 1018 Peralta Street
Sellers-Carnahan House SellersHouse.jpg December 31, 1995 400 Shady Avenue
Shrine of St. Anthony of Padua SaintAnthony'sChapelPittsburghPA.jpg February 22, 1977 1700 Harpster Street
Saint Mary's Academy Building SaintMarysAcademyBuilding.jpg December 30, 2008[21] 340 46th Street
Smithfield Street Bridge Smithfield Street Bridge.jpg February 22, 1977 Smithfield Street over the Monongahela River
W. P. Snyder House (currently Babb Insurance Company) WilliamPennSnyderHouse.jpg March 15, 1974 852 Ridge Avenue (Included in Allegheny West Historic District)
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall Museum SoldiersMemorial Pittsburgh.jpg February 11, 1991 4141 Fifth Avenue (Included in Oakland Civic Center Historic District)
South Side Market House SouthSideMarketBuilding.jpg February 22, 1977 South 12th and Bingham Streets at Bedford Square (Included in East Carson Street Historic District)
Sterrett Classical Academy (formerly Sterrett School) SterrettSub-DistrictSchool.jpg November 30, 1999 7100 Reynolds Street
Stevens Elementary School (formerly Thaddeus Stevens School) StevensElementarySchool.jpg November 30, 1999 824 Crucible Street
Sunnyledge (former McClelland House) Sunnyledge.jpg April 12, 1995 5136 Fifth Avenue
Victoria Hall (formerly the Ursuline Academy {former Lynch House}) VictoriaHallUrsulineAcademyLynchHouse.jpg August 20, 1982 201 South Winebiddle Street
West End Branch - Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh WestEndCarnegieLibraryofPittsburgh.jpg July 28, 2004 47 Wabash Street
Westinghouse High School WestinghouseHighSchool.jpg November 30, 1999 1101 North Murtland Street
Wigman House WigmanHouse.jpg July 12, 2011[22] 1425 Brownsville Road
Woods House JohnWoodsHouse.jpg February 22, 1977 4604 Monongahela Street
Woolslair Elementary Gifted Center (formerly Woolslair Elementary School) WoolslairElementarySchool.jpg November 30, 1999 40th Street & Liberty Avenue
Workingman's Savings Bank & Trust Co. Workingman'sSavingsBank&TrustCo.jpg March 10, 2009[23] 800 East Ohio Street

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Historic Districts List". Pittsburgh, PA: Historic Review Commission of Pittsburgh. 2005-06-22. Retrieved 2010-07-10. 
  2. ^ a b c "Local Historic Designations". Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation. Retrieved 2010-07-10. 
  3. ^ "Allegheny West Designated Historic District". City of Pittsburgh Historic Review Commission. Retrieved 2010-01-06. 
  4. ^ "Manchester Designated Historic District". City of Pittsburgh Historic Review Commission. Retrieved 2010-01-06. 
  5. ^ "Market Square City Designated Historic District". City of Pittsburgh Historic Review Commission. Retrieved 2010-01-06. 
  6. ^ "Mexican War Streets Designated Historic District". City of Pittsburgh Historic Review Commission. Retrieved 2010-01-06. 
  7. ^ "Murray Hill Avenue Designated Historic District". City of Pittsburgh Historic Review Commission. Retrieved 2010-01-06. 
  8. ^ "Oakland Civic Center Designated Historic District". City of Pittsburgh Historic Review Commission. Retrieved 2010-01-06. 
  9. ^ Lord, Rich (2005-06-15). "Oakland Square now historic". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh). Retrieved 2010-08-21. 
  10. ^ "Schenley Farms City Designated Historic District". City of Pittsburgh Historic Review Commission. Retrieved 2010-01-06. 
  11. ^ a b "75 City Designated Landmarks". Pittsburgh, PA: Historic Review Commission of Pittsburgh. October 2005. Retrieved 2010-07-10. 
  12. ^ "Meeting Minutes: Proceedings of the Council of the City of Pittsburgh Tuesday, July 24, 2007". City of Pittsburgh. 2007-10-10. p. 13. Retrieved 2010-07-14. 
  13. ^ "City Council gives historic status to August Wilson home". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 2008-02-27. Retrieved 2010-07-14. 
  14. ^ "Garden Theatre given historic status". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 2008-03-21. Retrieved 2010-07-14. 
  15. ^ "Meeting Minutes: Proceedings of the Council of the City of Pittsburgh Tuesday, June 29, 2010". City of Pittsburgh. 2010-06-30. p. 9. Retrieved 2010-07-14. 
  16. ^ McNulty, Timothy (2008-08-05). "Council OKs historic designation for N. Side building". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 2010-07-14. 
  17. ^ "Meeting Minutes: Proceedings of the Council of the City of Pittsburgh Tuesday, May 20, 2008". City of Pittsburgh. 2008-05-20. p. 7. Retrieved 2010-07-14. 
  18. ^ "City Council approves historic status for Old Stone Tavern". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 2009-10-07. Retrieved 2010-07-14. 
  19. ^ "City Council votes to designate Paramount building as historic landmark". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 2010-01-27. Retrieved 2010-07-14. 
  20. ^ Santoni, Matthew (January 13, 2013). ["http://triblive.com/news/adminpage/3288320-74/church-parish-nicholas#axzz2HyPJi9e5" "Gaping hole signals former St. Nicholas Croatian Catholic Church’s demolition"]. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved January 14, 2013. 
  21. ^ Lord, Rich (2008-12-30). "Old academy in Lawrenceville gets historic designation". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 2010-07-14. 
  22. ^ Smydo, Joe (2011-07-12). "Victorian house in Carrick declared historic". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA). Retrieved 2011-07-15. 
  23. ^ "Meeting Minutes: Proceedings of the Council of the City of Pittsburgh Tuesday, March 10, 2009". City of Pittsburgh. 2010-03-11. p. 9. Retrieved 2010-07-14. 

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