Mansions on Fifth

The Mansions on Fifth is notable for its historic legacy and ties to Pittsburgh’s past. The restoration of the Mansions involved an unwavering commitment to preserving as much of the historical detail and integrity of the Mansions as possible. In her new chapter as a luxury hotel, The Mansions’ future involves an equally strong commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability.

The Mansions on Fifth are the last among the grand mansions of Pittsburgh’s storied “Millionaires Row,” home to many great turn-of-the-century industrialists and financiers.

Heralded as the most expensive construction project of its day, the McCook Mansion cost less than $300,000 to build in 1906 just a fraction of the cost of the estate’s restoration and modernization a century later.

Mansions on Fifth
5105 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Unwind and soothe yourself in the elegance and comfort of our twenty-two spacious and uniquely designed rooms and suites. From soaring ceilings and welcoming fireplaces to stained glass windows and luxurious bathrooms, every room and suite offers breathtaking surprises.

Feed your soul with world class art, an historic chapel, century-old wine cellar and comfortable library. Relax with a glass of iced tea on the front terrace or your favorite spirit in The Oak Room, or indulge with in-room spa services.

Stay connected with state-of-the-art technology, or allow us to connect you with concierge service. Our policies are rooted in personalized service and earth friendly practices. We are a non-smoking venue that is completely ADA compliant and we will offer a pet friendly suite.

History

Willis F. McCook commissioned the design and construction of the McCook Mansion in the early 1900′s as home for his family, which included his wife Mary and ten children. An industrialist and one of the nation’s first corporate lawyers, McCook was Henry Clay Frick’s attorney, representing him in Frick’s celebrated fight with Andrew Carnegie.

When his oldest daughter Bessie became engaged, McCook commissioned the adjacent McCook Reed Mansion, which was completed in 1905, a year ahead of the larger McCook Mansion.

Both the McCook Mansion and the McCook-Reed Mansion were built in the Elizabethan revivalist and Tudor styles. Together, the two comprise what is now the Mansions on Fifth, a luxury hotel.

The McCook Estate was designed by architects Carpenter and Crocker and built by Thomas Reilly, who also built St. Paul’s Cathedral. Utilizing the best craftsmen of the time, Wollaeger Manufacturing (carved wood interiors), Rookwood ceramic tile, Master Ironworker Cyril Colnik, and Rudy Brothers Art Glass.

Both mansions shine with opulescent art glass windows, hand-painted or hand-crafted tile work, and carved woodwork that depict motifs, scenes, and heraldic ornament reminiscent of the manor houses of the British Empire.

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