Your Preferred Showroom

  • Pella Windows & Doors of Gaithersburg202 Perry Parkway Suite 6Gaithersburg, MD 20877Showroom Details

Other Showrooms Near You

Historic School Building Transformed Into Affordable Apartment Building in Pittsburgh

Posted on in Pella Windows & Doors of Pittsburgh

Schedule a Consultation

Project Scope

  • Type: Home/Residence
  • Industry: Trade
  • Location: Pittsburgh, PA
  • Age of Structure: Originally built in 1896
  • Area of Structure Involved: Entire Building
  • Window Materials Used: Wood

Street view of brick historic apartments with new black Pella windows.

Side of old brick school building turned into apartments with new black Pella windows.

Close up of the tympanum over entry door of historic school building, which are now apartments.

Close up of black replacement window with wood frame on the red brick building's exterior.

Cornerstone Village on Larimer Avenue is an apartment building located outside of downtown Pittsburgh in the popular East Liberty neighborhood. This building wasn't always a living space — previously, it was Larimer Elementary School, which sat vacant for the past forty years. Now this historic building has a new purpose: To provide the community with affordable living quarters while still maintaining its historical architecture, which adds to the beauty of the neighborhood. The new apartments have a wide selection of spacious floor plans to fit your lifestyle, from one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments with your choice of garden or townhouse.

We worked with Mistick Construction and TAI+LEE, architects PC to bring the vision to life. The goal was to maintain the history of the building, as it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, while also providing highly energy-efficient replacement windows. There were many windows that were missing and others that didn't operate, so the old windows had to go. Because of our window's thermal performance and ability to meet the project requirements, Pella was the ideal fit for this window replacement project.

The historic building features our Pella Reserve Traditional Monumental single-hung, fixed direct set, casement & awning windows. The various wood windows provide the building with a unique look and the black finish creates a bold statement against the red brick exterior. Some interesting features of this project include the large monumental hung windows with new brickmould that were installed in-pocket without increasing window site lines. Our team at Pella of Pittsburgh was thrilled to have been a part of this project. We love being able to use our windows and doors to transform historic buildings.

Back to All Projects

  • veterans leadership program
  • the children's home partner
  • ALS
  • big brothers big sisters of pittsburgh
  • cancer caring center partner
  • childrens hospital of pittsburgh
  • communities in schools
  • glade run foundation
  • highmark caring place
  • holy trinity catholic church
  • jeremiah's place
  • oakland catholic church
  • pittsburgh cares
  • ronald mcdonald house charities
  • sewickley heights history center