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Our History

St. Andrew's Church of Highland Park was founded in early 1837 by a small group of people who believed Pittsburgh needed a second Episcopal church, the first being Trinity on Sixth Avenue. A brick building was erected at Fort Duquesne Boulevard and Ninth Street that was eventually replaced in 1870 due to constant flood damage. ​ In 1903, a decision was made to relocate to the growing East End, and three years later, the cornerstone of the present-day building, designed by Carpenter & Crocker, was laid at Hampton Street and North Euclid Avenue in Highland Park. On November 30, 1909, the church was consecrated. A century later, we launched a $1.5M Capital Campaign to renovate our church buildings to meet the needs of the 21st century and to bring our facilities up to code. Ramps, automatic doors, a fire protection system, and an elevator between the basement and second floor were installed. Additionally, the campaign added a fire protection system and new restrooms. ​ A completely remodeled lower level added much-needed floor space to accommodate the parish's growing activities. St. Andrew's hosts AA, NA, Al-Anon meetings, the Highland Park Community Council, and an official election day polling place. On the ground level is Brooks Hall, our main social and meeting space, where improvements such as new flooring and an updated kitchen were added. All the classrooms were remodeled above Brooks Hall on the second floor, and a new oak staircase was added. Air conditioning was installed in Brooks Hall. ​ These renovations could not have been possible without parish families reaching deep to make these generous contributions to St. Andrew's future, the congregation itself, and the community.

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