The Cardello Building is a handsome, state-of-the-art office building that provides a base of operations for a variety of companies and organizations.
It is a former urban factory with a rich history. The building is the original 1864 site of the Excelsior Coffin & Casket Works, in what was then Allegheny City. The firm became the National Casket Company and the building served as its headquarters, factory and warehouse. National Casket was one of the first manufacturers of mass-produced caskets. At the height of its business in the early 1900s, National Casket shipped more than 52,000 caskets worldwide each year, making it the largest coffin manufacturer in the country. After National Casket moved its operations to Kentucky in the mid-sixties, the family-owned Cardello Electric took over the building and was later renovated into the beauitful facility it is today.
The Cardello Building combines modernity with a number of industrial-era architectural features. The large wood beamed ceilings and exposed brick walls are still visible throughout the building. Manufacturing artifacts such as unique hardware, fire doors and iron gates have been carefully preserved. This design of blended eras, combined with the Cardello Building's many tenant amenities, has made it a unique, urban office setting, and the only one of its kind in Pittsburgh.
Most offices are available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Ample lots offer free parking for all tenants and their visitors.