Architecture of Oakland–from a PITT Student’s perspective
The University Club, like many other buildings in the area, was designed by architect Henry Hornbostel and features a classical-style limestone exterior.
Completed in 1923, the new location of the club settled in Schenley Farms National Historic District after making its move from the original location in downtown Pittsburgh. It moved to Oakland to be closer to the city’s college campuses, bringing together graduates who enjoyed literature, art, and other culture.
Hayley Pontia is a student at The University of Pittsburgh who works as a free lancer for Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Through this blog series, she will share her unique perspective on our historic architecture in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh where our museum is located.