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Cupka's Cafe II

Cupka's Cafe II

“This looks like one of the oldest and smallest buildings on East Carson Street.” —student quote

2314 East Carson Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Date and Style
Built in the 1860s
—Greek Revival style on the upper story
The ground-floor has been updated over time.

Notice the upper story of the building: the absolute symmetry of the windows and the flat lintels above the windows are typical of Greek Revival architecture. The street-level storefront has been remodeled.

Facade improvements funded through the Urban Redevelopment Authority's Streetface Program
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Facts and Stories Worth Knowing
  • This building was originally a “Halfway House” for travelers, meaning it was an inn or stopping place approximately half way between two places on a road.
  • In 1916, G. H. Wellinger owned this building.
  • Manovski's Bar was located here at one time too.
  • In the 1980s, this was “Bill's Place.”
  • Cupka's Café II opened here in 1993.
  • The original Cupka's Café is located on South 27th Street.

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