Purchased for the college in 1870, Berry Hall was the largest private residence in Allegheny County at the time. It rapidly transformed from mansion to all-purpose space for the brand new Pennsylvania Female College, providing bedrooms, classrooms, a kitchen, and a dining room for faculty, students, and staff. The original Berry Hall was torn down in 1953 and rebuilt to accommodate new generations of students. Today, Berry is home to our admissions office and the starting point of our campus tours.
(left) Berry Hall II, 1986, University Archives & Special Collections / (right) Berry Hall II, 2015