Moreland-Hoffstot House

5057 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232 [ map ]
Phone: 412-621-1159

Description

This privately owned home, sometimes used for fundraisers and other events, is among the last of the grand old mansions that made up Pittsburgh's "Millionaires Row".

Built in 1914 for the Moreland family, it is modeled closely after the Rosecliff, one of Rhode Island's famous Gilded Age mansions --- which, itself, was modeled after the Grand Trianon of Versailles, a residence of the French royal family.

Constructed in brick and clad in white architectural terracotta, the Moreland-Hoffstot House was designed with sophisticated spacial planning. The incredible entrance hall, with a grand staircase, is often loaned to non-profit organizations for events and programs.

Another leading Pittsburgh family, the Hoffstots, have owned the house since 1929. They have decorated it with exquisite furnture, reputedly including pieces once belonging to Marie Antoinette.

Hours of operation

Varies per event.

Parking

Limited on-street parking is available.

Bus routes that serve this area

  • 71A - Negley
  • 71C - Wilkinsburg - East Liberty
  • 71D - Hamilton
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