Fourth Avenue Historic District (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

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Fourth Avenue Historic District
Pittsburgh's oldest skyscraper.jpg
The Arrott Building in the Fourth Avenue Historic District
Fourth Avenue Historic District (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is located in Pennsylvania
Fourth Avenue Historic District (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
Location 4th Avenue and Wood Street (Downtown Pittsburgh), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Coordinates 40°26′22″N 80°0′2″W / 40.43944°N 80.00056°W / 40.43944; -80.00056Coordinates: 40°26′22″N 80°0′2″W / 40.43944°N 80.00056°W / 40.43944; -80.00056
Architect Multiple
Architectural style Late 19th and 20th Century Revivals, Late Victorian
NRHP Reference # 85001961[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP September 5, 1985
Designated PHLF 1989[2]

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).[3]

Some of its structures are:

The district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on September 5, 1985.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Historic Landmark Plaques 1968-2009 (PDF). Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation. 2010. Retrieved 2011-07-28. 
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