List of City of Pittsburgh historic designations

List of City of Pittsburgh historic designations

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]

Contents

  • City Of Pittsburgh Designated Historic Districts 1
  • City Of Pittsburgh Designated Historic Objects 2
  • City Of Pittsburgh Designated Historic Sites 3
  • City of Pittsburgh Designated Historic Structures 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

City Of Pittsburgh Designated Historic Districts

This following table lists the 12 historic districts designated by the Pittsburgh City Council through 2010.[1][3] The table is initially sorted alphabetically by their official listing.

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

City Of Pittsburgh Designated Historic Objects

The following table the two historic objects (both sculptures), designated by the Pittsburgh City Council as of July 2010.[1][12] The table is initially sorted alphabetically by their official listing.
District name Image Date listed Location
"Horse Tamer" sculptures Highland Park
"Welcome" sculptures Highland Park

City Of Pittsburgh Designated Historic Sites

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 November 26, 1990 Site boundaries viewable here [13]

City of Pittsburgh Designated Historic Structures

The following table lists 87 historic structures designated by the Pittsburgh City Council as of July 2011.[1][12] The table is initially sorted alphabetically by their official listing.

Landmark name Image Date listed[2] Location[2]
Aberlie House February 13, 2001 122-124 East North Avenue
Allegheny Arsenal February 22, 1977 Penn Avenue at 40th Street
Allegheny City Stables July 7, 2007[13] 836 West North Avenue
Allegheny County Courthouse December 26, 1972 436 Grant Street
Allegheny County Jail December 26, 1972 400 block Ross Street
Allegheny County Mortuary September 26, 2002 542 Fourth Avenue
Allegheny Library March 15, 1974 Allegheny Center
Allegheny Middle School (formerly Allegheny High School) November 30, 1999 810 Arch Street
Arsenal Middle School (formerly Arsenal Junior High School) November 30, 1999 3901 Butler Street
August Wilson's boyhood home February 26, 2008[14] 1727 Bedford Avenue
Beltzhoover Elementary School November 30, 1999 320 Cedarhurst Street
Benedum Center for the Performing Arts 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) 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) July 29, 2005 Allegheny Square
Calvary United Methodist Church February 22, 1977 Allegheny Avenue at Beech Avenue (Included in Allegheny West Historic District)
Cathedral of Learning February 22, 1977 4200 Fifth Avenue (Included in Oakland Civic Center Historic District)
2621 Centre Avenue - The YMCA Building August 8, 1995 2621 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh Children's Museum December 26, 1972 10 Children's Way, Allegheny Center
Colfax Elementary School November 30, 1999 2332 Beechwood Boulevard
Concord Elementary School November 30, 1999 2340 Brownsville Road
David P. Oliver High School November 30, 1999 2323 Brighton Road
Dilworth Traditional Academy (formerly Dilworth Elementary School) November 30, 1999 6200 Stanton Avenue
Dower's Tavern (formerly Beck's Run School) September 28, 1987 1000 Beck’s Run Road
Emmanuel Episcopal Church February 22, 1977 957 West North Avenue (Included in Allegheny West Historic District)
Engine Company No. 1 and No. 30 March 17, 1993 344 Boulevard of the Allies
Engine Company No. 3 April 12, 1995 1416 Arch Street
George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr.) June 28, 2001 1318 Arch Street
Former Fifth Avenue High School November 30, 1999 1800 Fifth Avenue
Friendship Elementary School (formerly Liberty School Number 4) November 30, 1999 5501 Friendship Avenue
Stephen Foster Community Center (currently the Catholic Youth Association) July 8, 1982 286 Main Street
Garden Theatre March 25, 2008[15] 12 West North Avenue
The New Granada Theater October 8, 2004 2009-13 Centre Avenue
Greenfield Elementary School November 30, 1999 1 Alger Street
Guckenheimer Warehouse May 9, 1995 125 First Avenue
Hazelwood Branch - Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh July 28, 2004 4748 Monongahela Street
Homewood Branch - Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh July 28, 2004 7101 Hamilton Avenue
Howe-Childs Gate House April 16, 1986 5918 Fifth Avenue
Iron City Brewery April 16, 2010[16] 3340 Liberty Avenue
John Wesley A.M.E. Zion Church October 11, 1993 594 Herron Avenue
B. F. Jones House (currently Jones Hall of the Community College of Allegheny County) March 15, 1974 808 Ridge Avenue (Included in the Allegheny West Historic District)
King Estate or Baywood November 12, 1992 5501 Elgin Street
Langley High School November 30, 1999 2940 Sheridan Boulevard
Lawrenceville Branch - Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh July 28, 2004 279 Fisk Street
Lemington Elementary School November 30, 1999 7061 Lemington Avenue
Lincoln Elementary School (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) November 30, 1999 328 Lincoln Avenue
Lord & Taylor Department Store (formerly the Mellon National Bank Building) July 1999 514 Smithfield Street
Lowen-Shaffer House February 10, 1992 311 Lowenhill Street
Mackintosh-Hemphill Company (Garrison Foundry) Buildings (former) October 18, 1991 901-11 Bingham Street (Included in East Carson Street Historic District)
Madison Elementary School (formerly Minersville Public School) November 30, 1999 3401 Milwaukee Street
Malta Temple August 5, 2008[17] 100 West North Avenue
Mamaux Building July 27, 1995 121-23 First Avenue
141 Mayflower Street June 1999 141 Mayflower Street
Saint Michael's Roman Catholic Church & Rectory February 23, 2001 21 Pius Street
Mifflin Elementary School November 30, 1999 1290 Mifflin Road
Monongahela Incline March 15, 1974 Between West Carson Street, near Smithfield Street, and Grandview Avenue
Moreland-Hoffstot House February 22, 1977 5057 Fifth Avenue
Mount Washington Branch - Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh July 28, 2004 315 Grandview Avenue
National Negro Opera Company House May 20, 2008[18] 7101 Apple Street
Neill Log House February 22, 1977 East Circuit Road near Serpentine Drive in Schenley Park
Old Heidelberg Apartments March 15, 1974 401-423 South Braddock Avenue
Old Stone Tavern (or Old Stone Inn) October 6, 2009[19] 434 Greentree Road
Panther Hollow Bridge July 26, 2002 Schenley Park
Paramount Pictures Film Exchange January 27, 2010[20] 1727 Boulevard of the Allies
Perry Traditional Academy November 30, 1999 3875 Perrysville Avenue
Phipps Conservatory December 26, 1972 Schenley Park
Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad Station March 15, 1974 Smithfield Street near West Carson Street
Saint Nicholas Croatian Catholic Church
(Demolished)[21]
July 13, 2001 1326 East Ohio Street
Schenley Bridge July 26, 2002 Schenley Park
Schiller Classical Academy (formerly Schiller School) November 30, 1999 1018 Peralta Street
Sellers-Carnahan House December 31, 1995 400 Shady Avenue
Shrine of St. Anthony of Padua February 22, 1977 1700 Harpster Street
Saint Mary's Academy Building December 30, 2008[22] 340 46th Street
Smithfield Street Bridge February 22, 1977 Smithfield Street over the Monongahela River
W. P. Snyder House (currently Babb Insurance Company) March 15, 1974 852 Ridge Avenue (Included in Allegheny West Historic District)
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall Museum February 11, 1991 4141 Fifth Avenue (Included in Oakland Civic Center Historic District)
South Side Market House February 22, 1977 South 12th and Bingham Streets at Bedford Square (Included in East Carson Street Historic District)
Sterrett Classical Academy (formerly Sterrett School) November 30, 1999 7100 Reynolds Street
Stevens Elementary School (formerly Thaddeus Stevens School) November 30, 1999 824 Crucible Street
Sunnyledge (former McClelland House) April 12, 1995 5136 Fifth Avenue
Victoria Hall (formerly the Ursuline Academy, previously Lynch House) August 20, 1982 201 South Winebiddle Street
West End Branch - Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh July 28, 2004 47 Wabash Street
Westinghouse High School November 30, 1999 1101 North Murtland Street
Wigman House July 12, 2011[23] 1425 Brownsville Road
Woods House February 22, 1977 4604 Monongahela Street
Woolslair Elementary Gifted Center (formerly Woolslair Elementary School) November 30, 1999 40th Street & Liberty Avenue
Workingman's Savings Bank & Trust Co. March 10, 2009[24] 800 East Ohio Street

See also

References

  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. ^ http://pittsburghpa.gov/dcp/zoning/historic-preservation
  4. ^ "Allegheny West Designated Historic District". City of Pittsburgh Historic Review Commission. Retrieved 2010-01-06. 
  5. ^ "Manchester Designated Historic District". City of Pittsburgh Historic Review Commission. Retrieved 2010-01-06. 
  6. ^ "Market Square City Designated Historic District". City of Pittsburgh Historic Review Commission. Retrieved 2010-01-06. 
  7. ^ "Mexican War Streets Designated Historic District". City of Pittsburgh Historic Review Commission. Retrieved 2010-01-06. 
  8. ^ "Murray Hill Avenue Designated Historic District". City of Pittsburgh Historic Review Commission. Retrieved 2010-01-06. 
  9. ^ "Oakland Civic Center Designated Historic District". City of Pittsburgh Historic Review Commission. Retrieved 2010-01-06. 
  10. ^ Lord, Rich (2005-06-15). "Oakland Square now historic". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh). Retrieved 2010-08-21. 
  11. ^ "Schenley Farms City Designated Historic District". City of Pittsburgh Historic Review Commission. Retrieved 2010-01-06. 
  12. ^ a b "75 City Designated Landmarks". Pittsburgh, PA: Historic Review Commission of Pittsburgh. October 2005. Retrieved 2010-07-10. 
  13. ^ "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. 
  14. ^ "City Council gives historic status to August Wilson home". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 2008-02-27. Retrieved 2010-07-14. 
  15. ^ "Garden Theatre given historic status". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 2008-03-21. Retrieved 2010-07-14. 
  16. ^ "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. 
  17. ^ McNulty, Timothy (2008-08-05). "Council OKs historic designation for N. Side building". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 2010-07-14. 
  18. ^ "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. 
  19. ^ "City Council approves historic status for Old Stone Tavern". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 2009-10-07. Retrieved 2010-07-14. 
  20. ^ "City Council votes to designate Paramount building as historic landmark". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 2010-01-27. Retrieved 2010-07-14. 
  21. ^ 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. 
  22. ^ Lord, Rich (2008-12-30). "Old academy in Lawrenceville gets historic designation". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 2010-07-14. 
  23. ^ Smydo, Joe (2011-07-12). "Victorian house in Carrick declared historic". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA). Retrieved 2011-07-15. 
  24. ^ "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. 

External links

  • City of Pittsburgh Historic Review Commission
  • City of Pittsburgh Historic Preservation Program