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South Side Market Building

South Side Market Building
South Side Market Building is located in Pennsylvania
South Side Market Building
Location 12th and Bingham Sts., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1915
Architectural style Richardsonian Romanesque, Romanesque, Italianate
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 76001600[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 14, 1976
Designated CPHS February 22, 1977[2]
Designated PHLF 1968[3]

South Side Market Building (or South Side Market House) is a historic market house at 12th and Bingham Streets in the South Side Flats neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

It was built in 1915, and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.

The original market house on this spot was built in 1893,[4][5] but burned around 1914[4] and was rebuilt in 1915.[4][5] Architect: Charles Bickel.[5] According to James D. Van Trump and Arthur P. Ziegler, Jr., "It is one of the last two market houses extant in Pittsburgh; the other is the East Liberty Market. The present building opened in 1893. It burned in 1914 (?) and was rebuilt probably on the old lines and opened in 1915.[4] According to Walter C. Kidney, "When it was rebuilt in 1915 after a fire, the towers came off, the gable roof was brought down to the eaves on both fronts, and a well-scaled stone cartouche was set into the south front memorializing the new work. This cartouche is the building's one decoration today, set off by swags and surmounted by a bull's head. The Romanesque walls otherwise survive largely as built, industrial rather than civic architecture."[5]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places.  
  2. ^ "Local Historic Designations". Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation. Retrieved 2011-08-05. 
  3. ^ Historic Landmark Plaques 1968-2009. Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation. 2010. Retrieved 2011-08-05. 
  4. ^ a b c d Landmark Architecture of Allegheny County by James D. Van Trump and Arthur P. Ziegler, Jr., page 154 (1967, Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, LCCN 67-26459)
  5. ^ a b c d Landmark Architecture: Pittsburgh and Allegheny County by   )
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