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The E House Company

“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
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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: 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.

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