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Benedum Trees

223 Fourth Avenue

Oct 1: 9 A.M - 4 P.M

Oct 2: 9 A.M - 4 P.M

Benedum-Trees Building, at 19 stories tall, was built in 1905. The building was commissioned by Pittsburgh attorney H. A. Machesney.  Designed by Tomas H. Scott, the buildings stands at 19 stories tall.  It was originally called the Machesney Building, until 1911 when it became the headquarters of the Benedum Trees Oil Company. For the next 40 years the fifteenth floor was home to the offices of Joe Trees and Mike Benedum.

Joseph Trees was a college football player at the University of Pittsburgh, the first athlete to receive an athletic subsidization at the school, and, possibly, an early professional football player. He later made millions of dollars in the oil industry, alongside Michael Benedum.

 

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Restrooms Available: No

Wheelchair Accessible Restrooms: No

Photography Restrictions: None