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The historic Burke Building highlights past, present

Burke Building in Pittsburgh

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

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