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Maul Building

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“The building was built with 3 floors of offices. Retail stores were on the ground floor. I never knew that Native Americans were watching over East Carson Street.” —student quote

1704 East Carson Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Date and Style
Built in 1910
—American Renaissance style

This elaborate building is clad in “terra cotta.” Terra cotta is hard, baked clay that is glazed. Notice the molded heads of women (Native American princesses?) and Native Americans, and the decorative patterns surrounding the windows. The brick cornice on the top of the building is not original.

Facade improvements funded through the Urban Redevelopment Authority's Streetface Program
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Facts and Stories Worth Knowing
  • The building was named for a well known South Side banker, Frederick Maul.
  • The architect, William G. Wilkins Company, also designed the building on Pittsburgh's North Side that houses The Andy Warhol Museum.
  • The Pennsylvania Unemployment Center was located in the Maul Building in 1975.
  • The Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation holds a façade easement on this building, so no further changes can be made to the exterior of the building that would harm its architectural integrity.


  • The façade of this building is spotlighted at night, thanks to a South Side Local Development Company initiative.
  • In ___, a Philip Pelusi salon opened in one half of the first floor, joining the 2002 addition of Clarissa Boutique and Parker Button. Formerly downtown, the business hails their new South Side location for saving business because of the young foot traffic.
  • Clarissa Boutique underwent a renovation in 2010 to improve the grand windows on the façade.

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