Beautiful Castles in Pittsburgh
These are beautiful castles located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Most of the these castles were built by millionaire citizens of the city of Pittsburgh to showcase their wealth and presitge. Today almost all of these castles in Pittsburgh are open to the public in some fashion. Some of these castles are restaurants and hotels and a number of them are available to be rented out for weddings, parties and special events.
Great wealth was accumulated by a number of people in Pittsburgh including steel magnate tycoon Andrew Carnegie and that great wealth lives on in the beautiful castles in Pittsburgh many of which are tourist attractions today.
West Hall Castle at Community College of Allegheny County
Located at 826 Ridge Avenue on the campus of the Community College of Allegheny County or CCAC - Allegheny Campus is the West Hall Castle. Built from 1911-1912 the West Hall Castle serves as the main science building at the college today and is a landmark building in Pittsburgh.
Westinghouse Air Brake Company Building Castle
Located in Wilmerding, Pennsylvania just east of Pittsburgh is the beautiful Westinghouse Air Brake Castle Building. Built in 1890 and added onto in 1927 the Westinghouse Air Brake Castle Building is an office building for the company which was founded by George Westinghouse in 1869.
Sunnyledge Castle or the McClelland House Castle
Sunnyledge is located at 5124 Fifth Avenue in the neighborhood known as Shadyside in the East End of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Sunnyledge was built in 1886 by Dr. James H. McClelland who also founded Shadyside Hospital at the University of Pittsburgh. Today Sunnyledge is home to the Sunnyledge Botique Hotel and Tea Room which features a five star restaurant, a martini bar room and eight luxury suite rooms for overnight accommodations. Sunnyledge can also be rented out for weddings, parties and special events.
Butler Street Gatehouse Castle in Allegheny County Cemetery
Located at 4734 Butler Street in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is the Butler Street Gatehouse Castle. Built in 1848 the Butler Street Gatehouse Castle is located at and serves as an entryway into the Allegheny County Cemetery.
Penn Avenue Gatehouse Castle
The Penn Avenue Gatehouse Castle serves as an entryway into the Allegheny County Cemetery. It was built in Richardsonian Romanesque architectural style in 1887.
Braddock Carnegie Library Castle
Located at 419 Library Street in the Pittsburgh suburb of Braddock, Pennsylvania is the Braddock Carnegie Library Castle. Built in 1888 with money donated by Andrew Carnegie the Braddock Carnegie Library Castle has the distinction of being the first Carnegie Library in the United States. There are over 2,500 Carnegie Libraries in the world.
Hartwood Acres Castle or Mansion
Located at 200 Hartwood Acres in Hatwood Acres Park in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania is the beautiful Hartwood Mansion Castle. Built in 1929 for millionaires John and Mary Flinn Lawrence today the Hartwood Mansion Castle is owned by Allegheny County and run as a tourist attraction that is open to the public for tours and can also be rented out for weddings, parties and special events.
Byers-Lyons House or Byers Hall Castle
Located at 901 Ridge Ave in Pittsburgh on the campus of the Community College of Allegheny County also known as CCAC - Allegheny Campus is the Byers-Lyons House also known as the Byers Hall Castle. Built in 1898 for millionaire Alexander M. Byers today the Byers-Lyons House or Byers Hall Castle contains administrative offices and classrooms.
Carnegie Library Castle of Homestead
Located at 510 East 10th Ave in the Pittsburgh suburb of Munhall, Pennsylvania is the Carnegie Library Castle of Homestead. Built in 1896 from money donated by Andrew Carnegie the Carnegie Library Castle of Homestead was the 3rd Carnegie Library built in the United States.
Located at 1516 Coraopolis Heights Road in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is the Hyeholde Castle. Built from 1931-1938 by converting a number of barns by William and Clara Kryskill today the Hyeholde Castle is a restaurant and wedding and special events facility known as Hyeholde Restaurant and the Round Room.
Jones Hall Castle CCAC
Located at 808 Ridge Avenue on the campus of the CCAC - Allegheny Campus in Pittsburgh is the Jones Hall Castle. Built from 1908-1910 for steel millionaire Benjamin Franklin Jones today the Jones Hall Castle houses administrative offices and classrooms.
Langley High School Castle
Located at 2940 Sheraden Avenue in Pittsburgh is the Langley High School Castle which was built from 1923-1927 and is still a high school today.
Willis McCook House Castle
Located at 5105 Fifth Avenue in the Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh is the Willis McCook House Castle. Built from 1906-1907 for Henry Clay Frick's millionaire lawyer Willis McCook today the Willis McCook House Castle is home to the Mansions on Fifth luxury hotel and wedding and special events facility.
For more see 19 Beautiful Famous Castles in Pennsylvania