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Dimling-Bolan Building, 428 Wood Street, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, PA

Dimling-Bolan Building, 428 Wood Street, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, PA



Significance: The Dimling-Bolan Building is a rare example of a commercial building designed in the Beaux Arts style in downtown Pittsburgh. After first housing a German restaurant, it housed Dimling's Candy Company until the mid-twentieth century, followed by Bolan Candies until the 1980s. The building anchors an historic commercial block at Wood and Forbes Avenue and is including in the Pittsburgh Downtown Retail National Register Historic District. The district originally included thirty-seven buildings along Fourth, Fifth, and Forbes Avenues; however, at least eleven of the buildings have been demolished. The district is significant in the areas of architecture and commerce and retains historic integrity in the areas of location, setting, materials, design, workmanship, feeling, and association. Although some original buildings have been demolished, the style, scale, and form of the remaining buildings retain integrity of design, workmanship, and association.
Survey number: HABS PA-6782
Building/structure dates: ca. 1904 Initial Construction





Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
PNC Bank
Dimling's Candy Company
Bolan Candies
Mellon, Andrew
Dimling, Christian
Dimling, John
Dimling, George
Dimling, Charles
Dimling, Simon
Dimling, Christian
Schiller, Frank
Christine Davis Consultants, contractor
Davis, Christine, project manager
Uhl, Charles, photographer
DeNinno, Jeffrey, architect
Kemerer, Janelle, architect
Marston, Christopher, transmitter


Pittsburgh (Pa.)40.44015, -80.00076
Google Map of 40.440155, -80.0007564


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