The "Wash House"

The former Pittsburgh Wash House & Public Baths building (the "Wash House" for short) in Lawrenceville was constructed in 1903.  The Wash House was the design of the noted architectural firm Rutan & Russell, the focus of philanthropic contributions of Henry J. Phipps and George Westinghouse, and the product of the Clothing & House Furnishing Bureau.  At its height, the building contained public baths, a public laundry, space for mending and exchanging clothes, club rooms for men & women, a kindergarden classroom, a clinic, and an assembly room for the neighbors, and an elaborate rooftop garden.


Address: 3945 Butler St.

Status: Before City Council for landmark consideration