Fourth Avenue Historic District (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
Fourth Avenue Historic District
The Arrott Building in the Fourth Avenue Historic District
|Location||4th Avenue and Wood Street (Downtown Pittsburgh), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA|
|Architectural style||Late 19th and 20th Century Revivals, Late Victorian|
|NRHP Reference #||85001961|
|Added to NRHP||September 5, 1985|
The Fourth Avenue Historic District is a historic district in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. The district was the center of finance and banks for the city during the decades surrounding the turn of the 20th Century. Many ornate structures still exist from that era, including the location of the Pittsburgh Stock Exchange on the corner of Fourth Avenue and Smithfield Street from 1864-1903, the now vacant lot of its location at 229 Fourth Avenue from 1903 to 1962 and the still standing structure of the Exchange from 1962 until it closed in 1974. It is roughly bounded by Smithfield Street, Third Avenue, Market Square Place, and Fifth Avenue. The period of significance for the District is from 1871 (when the initial phase of the Dollar Bank building construction was finished) to 1934 (50 years before preparation of the nomination to the NRHP).
Some of its structures are:
- Burke Building 211 (1836)
- Dollar Bank 340 (1871)
- Pittsburgh Stock Exchange 333
- Arrott Building 401 (1902)
- Benedum-Trees Building 223 (1905)
- The Carlyle 306 (1906)
- Investment Building 239 (1927)
- National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- Historic Landmark Plaques 1968-2009 (PDF). Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation. 2010. Retrieved 2011-07-28.