Situated directly beside PPG Place, it’s easy to overlook Pittsburgh’s second-oldest building: the Burke Building.
Built by British architect John Chislett in 1836, the Burke Building has stood witness to the Great Fire of 1845 as well as both Renaissance I and II. It’s second in age only to the Fort Pitt Blockhouse, built in 1764.
Now a historic landmark, the building has housed a variety of businesses since the original law offices of Robert and Andrew Burke, including the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and Arthur’s Restaurant. The Burke Building is also considered a living model of environmentally responsible design.
– Beth Turnbull, WordWrite Communications