Phipps-McElveen Building

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Phipps-McElveen Building
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Phipps-McElveen Building is located in Pennsylvania
Phipps-McElveen Building
Location 525–529 Penn Avenue (Downtown Pittsburgh), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°26′34″N 80°0′10″W / 40.44278°N 80.00278°W / 40.44278; -80.00278Coordinates: 40°26′34″N 80°0′10″W / 40.44278°N 80.00278°W / 40.44278; -80.00278
Built 1896
Architectural style Renaissance Revival, Early Commercial
NRHP Reference # 00000451[1]
Added to NRHP May 5, 2000

The Phipps-McElveen Building at 525–529 Penn Avenue in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, was built in 1896 for Henry Phipps, Jr., an early business partner of Andrew Carnegie, real estate developer, and philanthropist. The building served as the location of the McElveen furniture store for about 20 years. By 1919 it was occupied by a clothier, Oppenhiem, Collins & Company who stayed there until the late 1930s. Thereafter it was occupied by Walgreens, another furniture store and a recreation center.[2]

The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 5, 2000.[1]


  1. ^ a b Staff (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Taylor, David L. (1999). "Phipps-McElveen Building" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Retrieved January 21, 2014.