“I think this is the 'greenest' building on East Carson Street because of the way it is fixed up and because of the products the business sells.” —student quote
- Formerly, E House Company
1511 East Carson Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
- Date and Style
- Built in the 1870s, with a new façade added in the 1920s
- —Victorian style
- Erected during the reign of Queen Victoria of England (1837-1901), this building was remodeled in the 1920s. The original dormer window, projecting from the roof, rises above the newer façade.
- Facade improvements funded through the Urban Redevelopment Authority's Streetface Program
- Facts and Stories Worth Knowing
- In 1916, J. A. and A. W. Welland owned the building.
- The building was vacant for years, until The E House Company owners David Shiller and David Molder bought the building in 1993, spent eight months renovating it, and re-opened it in 1994. The building was renovated according to “green” principles, meaning it is a healthy building to be in!
- The E House Company sold environmentally friendly products, such as organic cotton, natural baby products, body creams and lotions, recycled glass, and purses made out of recycled materials.
- The building is well insulated and designed to be energy efficient. The electricity bills are relatively low.
- Pittsburgh is a leader in “green building”. Contact the Green Building Alliance to learn more: http://www.gbapgh.org/. And remember, the greenest building is a recycled one!
- At the end of 2010, the E House Company closed its doors permanently.
- The AMPD Group opened an office in this building in 2011.