Building Profile

The Grant Building

310 Grant St

Saturday: 10am-1pm
Sunday: 10am-1pm

Neighborhood: Downtown

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes -

The ADA entrance is located on the 4th ave side of the building

Restrooms Available: No


Design Matters

The Art Deco Grant Building, another significant Pittsburgh structure designed by architect Henry Hornbostel, opened in 1929. At 485-feet, it was then the city’s tallest building and boasted a rooftop observation deck, a radio tower, and an aviation beacon that spelled out P-I-T-T-S-B-U-R-G-H in Morse Code.

Your Experience:  

Explore the lobby and learn more interesting facts about the Grant Building from the Docent who will be onsite.

Building Description:

The Grant Building was completed in 1929 and designed by Henry Hornbostel.

The art deco building’s facade is built with Belgian granite, limestone, and brick.

Please take note of the beacon on the top of the building.  It was famous for a radio antenna that rose roughly 100–150 feet from the roof of the tower which had an aviation beacon that spelled out .–. .. – – … -… ..- .-. –. …. or P-I-T-T-S-B-U-R-G-H in Morse Code.