10_Beautiful_Examples_of_Pittsburgh_WindowsEven if you are not an expert on window design, you can have an appreciation for great windows. Whether it’s a new renovation to a friend’s home or a beautiful stained glass masterpiece, there is something to be said for taking the time to admire great craftsmanship.

Luckily, living in Pittsburgh—and Western Pennsylvania—we're fortunate to have several great examples right here in our own backyard.

Here is a list of some of our favorite places in the city with beautiful windows.

PPG Place

PPG Place is a majestic glass complex in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh. This eye-catching building reflects the surrounding skies, hills and rivers.

The structure makes use of nearly 1 million square feet of clear reflective glass units, and the tower is glazed with 19,750 pieces of glass.


Church Brew Works

Church Brew Works offers award winning craft beer, eclectic cuisine, decadent desserts, and magnificent stained glass windows.

Located in Lawrenceville, the microbrewery and restaurant revitalized the former St. John the Baptist Church (est. 1902) and opened doors for business in 1996. The Church Brew Works team kept a strict attention to detail as they renovated the church into the brewpub we know today. This included preserving the beautiful stained glass windows.


Cathedral of Learning

The Cathedral of Learning is a Pittsburgh landmark listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The gothic skyscraper reaches 535 feet in the air and is as intimidating as it is magnificent.

The Cathedral of Learning also has 31 Nationality Rooms. Each of these rooms is a classroom modeled authentically off another culture. Some of these include Armenian, Japanese and Yugoslav. What's most amazing about these rooms is that the materials for each have been imported from their corresponding countries, including the windows.


Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden

The Phipps Conservatory is a place of beauty and wonder. If you drive by or find yourself walking through the Botanical Garden, you’ll quickly understand why the conservatory found a place in our top 10 list. Phipps_Conservatory__Botanical_Gardens_132

The National Aviary

The National Aviary—in Pittsburgh's North Side—is America's only indoor nonprofit zoo dedicated to birds.

This sanctuary includes more than 500 birds from more than 150 species from around the world showcased in impressively windowed rooms and chambers.


Carnegie Museum of Art

The Carnegie Museums were founded in 1895 by Andrew Carnegie. All four museums are educational and entertaining experiences. Cultural enrichment is not all these museums have going for them. They also boast great architecture and beautiful windows. carnegie

Allegheny County Courthouse

Despite its lack of entertainment value, the courthouse has great windows that are worthy of recognition and admiration. allegheny-county-courthouse


Located 43 miles south of the city, Fallingwater is a Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece. Now functioning as a public museum, this local piece of history is beautifully maintained and meshes with its natural surrounding. fallingwater

Frick Art and Historical Center

This museum in Pittsburgh’s East End has a great selection of arts and artifacts on display detailing the Gilded Age for your enjoyment. With educational programs, concerts and fine dining there is plenty to enjoy along with the windows. Frick-Art

The Grand Concourse at Station Square

The Grand Concourse is another beautifully restored Pittsburgh treasure at the Pittsburgh and lake Erie Railroad Station. The windows in the building are brilliant. Stained glass pieces and timeless mosaics create a one of a kind atmosphere that provide the perfect setting for many wedding receptions and other special events.


These are some of our favorite examples of beautiful windows in the city. Which ones did we miss? Let us know in the comments.