Edward Stotz

Fifth Avenue High School

Fifth Avenue High School
Edward H. Stotz, Architect
From Palmer’s Pictorial Pittsburgh, 1905

Edward Stotz designed the first million-dollar high school in America: Schenley High, now apartments. That should be enough of a distinction to place him among our more important architects. He usually worked in a classical style, but he was able to do a very creditable Gothic or Flemish Renaissance.

The successors to Stotz’ firm, MCF Architecture, are still active and claim many prominent Pittsburgh landmarks, including the Point Fountain.

Schenley High School

Schenley High School

Here is a partial list of his buildings:

Building Year
Colfax Elementary School, Squirrel Hill 1911
Fifth Avenue High School, Uptown 1893
Hartley-Rose Building 1907
Mercy Hospital 1926
Monongahela Bank (Wood Street subway station) 1927
Schenley High School 1916
St. Kieran’s Church, Lawrenceville 1907
St. Mary’s Convent, Oakland 1909
St. Paul’s Orphan Asylum (now Seminary), East Carnegie 1901

For more buildings by Stotz, check the Great Big List of Buildings and Architects, which is kept up to date with Father Pitt’s latest research.

Hartley-Rose Building

Hartley-Rose Building

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