As part of DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh, an annual two-day event that provides unprecedented access to buildings around the city, we are featuring 20 of the many buildings participating.

This is the Allegheny HYP Club.

Allegheny HYP Club

A Brief History of the Allegheny HYP Club

The Allegheny HYP Club is a private social club located downtown. The club can be found at William Penn Place and was built in 1894. It has been added to the list of Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation Historic Landmarks. The name stands for the Allegheny Harvard-Yale-Princeton Club.

The club is highly selective and members-only. It has since opened its doors to those of all collegiate affiliations. It offers multiple marketing opportunities and long lunches perfect for getting to know fellow members. Members can also host private events.

The club was formally founded on November 7, 1930 and approximately 70 years later, it merged with the Three Rivers Stadium-based Allegheny Club after the Allegheny Club filed for bankruptcy protection. On July 1, 1997 the Allegheny HYP Club ended up absorbing the Pittsburgh Club membership and assets.

On your tour of the building, expect to see cocktail bars made of lush wood engraved with Yale Glee Club songs on it a wall engraved with Yale, Princeton and Harvard alums who signed the Declaration of Independence and a cozy outdoor patio with strings of lights overhead.

For tickets to this outstanding event, you can visit Doors Open Pittsburgh here.

Buildings already featured here on Pittsburgh Beautiful:

Byers Hall

Allegheny HYP Club

Boggs Manion : The Inn on the Mexican War Streets

Alphabet City Building

David L. Lawrence Convention Center

The Oliver Building

EQT Plaza

The Engineer’s Society

The Pennsylvanian

The Priory Hotel

First Presbyterian Church

William Penn Snyder House

Union Trust Building

Koppers Building

Dollar Bank on Fourth Avenue

Speakeasy at the Omni William Penn

The Grant Building

PPG Place

Penn Brewery


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