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Location is everything. The Inn on the Mexican War Streets is located in the Historic Mexican War Streets District, directly across from West Park, with its beautiful lake, statues, and the National Aviary. The Mexican War Streets neighborhood is a federally and city designated historic district. The Mexican War Streets is an active, diverse community. Residents of the area are involved in preservation and there’s an atmosphere of celebration and a dedication to the historic character of the neighborhood.

Now available for sale, this beautiful historic mansion, designed by famed architects Longfellow, Alden & Harlow, under the direction of H.H. Richardson, this 8 guest room, 9 bath, plus unique carriage house, now a boutique hotel and full service event facility can be yours.

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The Inn is an easy walk from Pittsburgh’s North Shore, which has been called “the most scenic urban vista in the country”. The area includes Heinz Field, PNC Park, The Andy Warhol Museum, and the Mattress Factory.

Built by Russell Boggs, owner of Pittsburgh’s famous department store “Boggs and Buhl”, partner of then and now Dollar Bank and builder of railroads, this 9000 sq. foot mansion was constructed in 1888 at a cost of $80,000.


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Built to be his small castle, the mansion has many beautiful features, the entrance hall boasts a floor to ceiling blood marble fireplace from Europe, and grand curved staircase ascending to a second floor lobby. Each of the 8 guest rooms have private bathrooms and are furnished with modern day amenities. Three of the guest rooms are suites with small kitchens.

The first floor boasts a library bar, main dining room, front parlor, entrance hall, rear staircase, plus several other rooms. The house overlooks Lake Elizabeth, West Park, and the beautiful skyline of Pittsburgh.


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The Carriage House, with soaring priceless American Chestnut ceiling, comes complete with a full commercial kitchen that any chef would be proud to work in. The space has seating for 48 guests, and comes with a transferrable liquor license, fine china, silverware, crystal and our signature knife cradles made just for Acanthus Restaurant, voted Best of Pittsburgh. Currently the Carriage House 2nd floor is the owners apartment.

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The inn was recommended by Conde Nast Magazine, and voted Pittsburgh’s Most Romantic Hotel. Located just a short walk to downtown, the cultural district and convention center, it also is just a 5 to 15 minute walk to both PNC Park, the baseball park, and Heinz Field, home of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Also within walking distance are The Andy Warhol Museum, Mattress Factory Installation Museum, Children’s Museum, National Aviary, Carnegie Science Center, and the new Rivers Casino. This fabulous property is in the fast developing North Shore, where over 2 billion dollars and counting is being put into the hot development area.

Potential to expand into the cavernous basement with a tavern, game room, gym, spa, or meeting rooms to compliment the existing hotel and fine dining restaurant facility. This historic property is a thriving boutique hotel, and special events venue. A full PLCB liquor licence is available for transfer.