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Carson City Saloon

Carson City Saloon

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1401 East Carson Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Date and Style
Built in 1896
—American Renaissance

This snazzy bank building combines Greek and Roman elements in the American Renaissance style (1880-1920).
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Facts and Stories Worth Knowing
  • Originally, this building was the German Savings Deposit Bank (see advertisement below).
  • More recently the building housed a Mellon Bank and then a Citizen's Bank until 2005.
  • Notice the rounded arches with the decorated keystones, the triangular pediment above the doorway, and the elaborate flower-like column capitals. The flat roof is topped with a parapet and balustrade with a datestone.


  • In 2005, a private developer purchased the building for $350,000 and renovated it as a restaurant and bar.
  • The Carson City Saloon opened in 2006 (see photos below).
  • In 2011, they added a new bar to cope with customer flow.

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