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100 Years of the William Penn Hotel Pittsburgh PostGazette

100 Years of the William Penn Hotel Pittsburgh PostGazette

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Today, the Omni William Penn Hotel has 596 rooms. It once had 1,600 rooms, which were much smaller. During the 1930s, the William Penn was the largest hotel ...

... alights from his limousine at the back of the William Penn Hotel in 1962. Kaufmann's department store is in the background. (Post-Gazette Archives)

100 Years of the William Penn Hotel | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Former President Harry S Truman visits the William Penn Hotel in the early 1950s, while the hotel marquee welcomes President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Omni William Penn GM Eric DeStefano with wife, Melissa. 6. Omni William Penn Hotel celebrates its 100th anniversary. John Heller/Post-Gazette

The world premiere of "Unconquered," starring Gary Cooper and Paulette Goddard, was held in 1947 at the William Penn Hotel. (Post-Gazette Archives)

... a dinner to honor aviator Charles Lindbergh at the William Penn in 1927, the year Lindbergh made the first transatlantic flight. (Post-Gazette Archives)

"Southpaw" (2015) starred Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams and Oona Laurence. (YouTube/The Weinstein Company)

Electricity and a private bathroom represented the height of luxury in 1916. (Courtesy of the Omni William Penn)

The original hotel registry from opening night on March 16, 1916, shows the signature of a lineal descendant of William Penn. (Steve Mellon/Post-Gazette )

Douglas Fairbanks Jr., son of legendary silent film star Douglas Fairbanks and founding member of United Artists, stayed at the William Penn Hotel.

The reason this bell from the steamboat Aliquippa ended up at the William Penn Hotel is a mystery. The boat, part of the Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp.

The dining room inside the mansion at Hartwood Acres.

"Eastern Isles" pajamas labeled by hand are part of a collection of memorabilia at the Omni William Penn Hotel. (Steve Mellon/Post-Gazette)

Bishop David Zubik at the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh offices in Downtown Pittsburgh on Aug.

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This coffee pot is original to the William Penn Hotel and was stolen by a guest who wanted to present it as a wedding gift. It was returned in 1991, ...

Mausoleum of the Benedum family and final resting place of World War I soldier Claude Worthington

Omni William Penn Hotel

Indiana, Pa., native Jimmy Stewart, star of such movies as "It's a Wonderful Life," enjoyed having tea at the William Penn Hotel. (Associated Press)

... Theodore Roosevelt was in Pittsburgh in 1917 for the annual Loyal Order of the Moose Convention. He was greeted by hundreds in the William Penn Hotel ...

Omni William Penn Hotel Pittsburgh Downtown | Guide to Hotels

Andrew Masich, President & CEO of the Senator John Heinz History Center and Chairman of

This photograph of the demolished car and the gathered crowd was published on the front page

A historical plague near the William Pitt Union in Oakland, site of the founding convention

A standard room in the Hotel Monaco at 620 William Penn Place, Downtown.

Stop for a bite on the rooftop at the Biergarten at Hotel Monaco, Downtown,

The Allegheny County Medical Society Foundation hosts gala at Omni William Penn Hotel | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

From left: Event chairs Alexandra Good, Dan Gorchynsky and Celia Soehner.

Exterior of the Hotel Monaco at 620 William Penn Place, Downtown. Bob Donaldson/Post-Gazette

People line up to place bets in the sports book at the South Point hotel-

Shots are interior of new Beauty Shoppe co-working space, The Pitt Building,

Elysian Fields Farm pear braised lamb shank with hazelnut barley risotto and sage-mint gremolata. 1. Omni William Penn Hotel's ...

Nine people were were injured in a 10-vehicle crash along Route 22 at Rodi

The living room of the Robert Venturi-designed house at 118A Woodland Road, Squirrel

A glass enclosed atrium for meetings with a view of the Law & Finance Building looking

Interior of Memorial Church of Our Father — an unexpected, gorgeous Gothic Revival gem in

Confit chicken thigh with smoked beet, braised fennel and grapes, roasted Brussels sprouts,

... as he is presented at the Pittsburgh Chapter of Jack and Jill of America Inc.'s 18th Biennial Presentation Ball in December. (Haley Nelson/ Post-Gazette)

The Oliver Room at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in Oakland has been closed since last April

Charges Against Homeless Man Found in Omni William Penn Hotel Withdrawn

Steel Town Fire.

Poll workers clean off water from the floor of the Engine house at 5868 Northumberland on

Brentwood centennial celebration 'to wake 'em up' | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Post-Gazette asks Amazon's Alexa, why wasn't Pittsburgh picked for Amazon's

Matt Dougherty of Downtown, right, walks into a long line as he prepares to

Marcy Demitras, an employee at the Omni William Penn Hotel, Downtown who's also with

Pam Panchak/Post-Gazette A 1917 Yellow Car will be on display for the

Jason Mooney is coming up on five years as the executive chef at Cornerstone Restaurant in Aspinwall.(Lake Fong/Post-Gazette)

Exterior of the Hotel Monaco at 620 William Penn Place, Downtown. Bob Donaldson/Post-Gazette

The dome inside the Washington County Courthouse, a building designed by architect Frederick J. Osterling. (Bill Wade/Post-Gazette) 2. The PennMcKee Hotel ...

Joe Sheetz, president and CEO of Sheetz Inc., talks about how his family's

Scene from last year's Millvale Music Festival.

From left: Lauren Delie, Sydney Cleveland-Datesman, Isabel Calihan and Corinne Heberle

Companies embrace annual holiday parties despite economic woes | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PITTSBURGH PA William Penn Hotel Old Real Photo Postcard Penn Hills, William Penn, Pittsburgh

In this 2012 photo, the Fifth Ave Place headquarters of Highmark in view with the

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Robert Dolan a volunteer from PNC Mezzanine Capital, working on a Junior Achievement project with

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre will perform

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, circa 1908. "Nixon Theatre, Sixth Avenue & Cherry Alley."

Steve Mellon/Post-Gazette David C. Smith, of DAS Construction, hangs

This eating room became usual at a variety of instances because the Georgian Room, Park location and La Plume. it is now a Starbucks.

From left, Odessa Adlon, Nina Dobrev and Tone Bell star in

Anthony Bourdain on Pier 57 in New York where he was planning to open Bourdain Market

Bill Strickland, president and CEO of Manchester Bidwell Corporation, speaks during an interview with

A 1902 photo of the original hotel dining room.

Pittsburgh Glass Center has purchased the former Kim's Coffee Shop, right, not far from

Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour speaks Wednesday in Downtown Pittsburgh.

PNC Park is one of the spots listed as a

A stained-glass window dedicated to World War I soldier Claude Worthington Benedum in Homewood Cemetery.(Michael M. Santiago/Post-Gazette)

City of Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto listens to Stefani Pashman, CEO of the Allegheny Conference

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on February 9, 1928 · Page 13

State police stand behind the Food Services Building during an investigation into the shooting of Leslie

Steamed mini soup pork buns at Taiwanese Bistro Cafe 33 in Squirrel Hill.

Ian Rafferty, 23, wearing stilts as the ringmaster, helps a ballerina twirl backstage

Donald Reigel, a longtime pediatric neurosurgeon, died suddenly on Nov. 5, 2018

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on March 6, 1987 · Page 54

Exterior of the Hotel Monaco at 620 William Penn Place, Downtown. Bob Donaldson/Post-Gazette

Millvale Firefighter William Felger cleans mud off of North Avene after flooding hit the area on

The Nanty Glo Park and Pool. The borough allocated funding to renovate the pool earlier

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on October 13, 1947 · Page 24

Ida Iola Molinaro when she sang on the radio and in local clubs in the 1930s

Exterior of the Hotel Monaco at 620 William Penn Place, Downtown. Bob Donaldson/Post-Gazette

The front of the Robert Venturi House at 118A Woodland Road in Squirrel Hill. (Rebecca Droke/Post-Gazette)

Exterior of the Hotel Monaco at 620 William Penn Place, Downtown. Bob Donaldson/Post-Gazette

Buddhist monk Dr. Barry Kerzin is in Pittsburgh with a message of compassion.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on April 9, 1999 · Page 100

Maryann Holliday of Green Tree is poured another cup during a tea for the 2017 Britsburgh

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on November 22, 1960 · Page 5

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on November 28, 1955 · Page 17

Alex Arch, 16, of Keystone Oaks, shares a laugh during a prom for

Matthew Armstrong, 7, of Ross attended Mass with his grandmother Beth Armstrong, also

The Union Trust Building facing Grant Street, Downtown.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on May 15, 1997 · Page 100

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on November 16, 1927 · Page 13

48 Hours in Pittsburgh

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Lobby of the Omni William Penn Hotel in Downtown Pittsburgh. This panoramic image was made. 4. 100 Years ...

... alights from his limousine at the back of the William Penn Hotel in 1962. Kaufmann's department store is in the background. (Post-Gazette Archives)

100 Years of the William Penn Hotel | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"Southpaw" (2015) starred Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams and Oona Laurence. (YouTube/The Weinstein Company)

Omni William Penn GM Eric DeStefano with wife, Melissa. 6. Omni William Penn Hotel celebrates its 100th anniversary. John Heller/Post-Gazette

... a dinner to honor aviator Charles Lindbergh at the William Penn in 1927, the year Lindbergh made the first transatlantic flight. (Post-Gazette Archives)

The world premiere of "Unconquered," starring Gary Cooper and Paulette Goddard, was held in 1947 at the William Penn Hotel. (Post-Gazette Archives)

100 Years of the William Penn hotel | Pittsburgh submit-Gazette

The original hotel registry from opening night on March 16, 1916, shows the signature of a lineal descendant of William Penn. (Steve Mellon/Post-Gazette )

Interior of Memorial Church of Our Father — an unexpected, gorgeous Gothic Revival gem in

"Eastern Isles" pajamas labeled by hand are part of a collection of memorabilia at the Omni William Penn Hotel. (Steve Mellon/Post-Gazette)

The dining room inside the mansion at Hartwood Acres.

A historical plague near the William Pitt Union in Oakland, site of the founding convention

Omni William Penn Hotel

Bishop David Zubik at the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh offices in Downtown Pittsburgh on Aug.

Elysian Fields Farm pear braised lamb shank with hazelnut barley risotto and sage-mint gremolata. 1. Omni William Penn Hotel's ...

Mausoleum of the Benedum family and final resting place of World War I soldier Claude Worthington

Omni William Penn Hotel.jpg

Confit chicken thigh with smoked beet, braised fennel and grapes, roasted Brussels sprouts,

William Penn Hotel

Omni William Penn Hotel Pittsburgh Downtown | Guide to Hotels

The Allegheny County Medical Society Foundation hosts gala at Omni William Penn Hotel | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

From left, Odessa Adlon, Nina Dobrev and Tone Bell star in

The Oliver Room at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in Oakland has been closed since last April

Stop for a bite on the rooftop at the Biergarten at Hotel Monaco, Downtown,

From left: Event chairs Alexandra Good, Dan Gorchynsky and Celia Soehner.

A standard room in the Hotel Monaco at 620 William Penn Place, Downtown.

Andrew Masich, President & CEO of the Senator John Heinz History Center and Chairman of

This photograph of the demolished car and the gathered crowd was published on the front page

People line up to place bets in the sports book at the South Point hotel-

Pam Panchak/Post-Gazette A 1917 Yellow Car will be on display for the

A glass enclosed atrium for meetings with a view of the Law & Finance Building looking

Poll workers clean off water from the floor of the Engine house at 5868 Northumberland on

PNC Park is one of the spots listed as a

Matt Dougherty of Downtown, right, walks into a long line as he prepares to

... as he is presented at the Pittsburgh Chapter of Jack and Jill of America Inc.'s 18th Biennial Presentation Ball in December. (Haley Nelson/ Post-Gazette)

The Post-Gazette asks Amazon's Alexa, why wasn't Pittsburgh picked for Amazon's

Anthony Bourdain on Pier 57 in New York where he was planning to open Bourdain Market

From left: Lauren Delie, Sydney Cleveland-Datesman, Isabel Calihan and Corinne Heberle

Companies embrace annual holiday parties despite economic woes | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The living room of the Robert Venturi-designed house at 118A Woodland Road, Squirrel

Steve Mellon/Post-Gazette David C. Smith, of DAS Construction, hangs

Shots are interior of new Beauty Shoppe co-working space, The Pitt Building,

Bellevue celebrates 150 years with carnival, exhibit of historic photos | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Charges Against Homeless Man Found in Omni William Penn Hotel Withdrawn

Exterior of the Hotel Monaco at 620 William Penn Place, Downtown. Bob Donaldson/Post-Gazette

A rendering shows a new entrance that is under construction at Nova Place on the North

Authorities say this van was one of the vehicles used by Don Juan Mendoza of Jacksonville

Jason Mooney is coming up on five years as the executive chef at Cornerstone Restaurant in Aspinwall.(Lake Fong/Post-Gazette)

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre will perform

Robert Dolan a volunteer from PNC Mezzanine Capital, working on a Junior Achievement project with

In this 2012 photo, the Fifth Ave Place headquarters of Highmark in view with the

A 1902 photo of the original hotel dining room.

Scene from last year's Millvale Music Festival.

Joe Sheetz, president and CEO of Sheetz Inc., talks about how his family's

Exterior of the Hotel Monaco at 620 William Penn Place, Downtown. Bob Donaldson/Post-Gazette

The dome inside the Washington County Courthouse, a building designed by architect Frederick J. Osterling. (Bill Wade/Post-Gazette) 2. The PennMcKee Hotel ...

Donald Reigel, a longtime pediatric neurosurgeon, died suddenly on Nov. 5, 2018

The Next Page / Lawrenceville ablaze: the Atlantic Refinery fire of 1923 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Steamed mini soup pork buns at Taiwanese Bistro Cafe 33 in Squirrel Hill.

Bishop David Zubik speaks with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette during a one-on-

Alex Arch, 16, of Keystone Oaks, shares a laugh during a prom for

A stained-glass window dedicated to World War I soldier Claude Worthington Benedum in Homewood Cemetery.(Michael M. Santiago/Post-Gazette)

PITTSBURGH PA William Penn Hotel Old Real Photo Postcard Penn Hills, William Penn, Pittsburgh

Last year, 25,605 boys played high school football in Pennsylvania, according to an annual

Buddhist monk Dr. Barry Kerzin is in Pittsburgh with a message of compassion.

Madison Miller takes part in a kindergarten-level class at the school.

Brine harvested from the ground at J.Q. Dickinson Salt-Works in Malden, W.

Matthew Armstrong, 7, of Ross attended Mass with his grandmother Beth Armstrong, also

Bill Strickland, president and CEO of Manchester Bidwell Corporation, speaks during an interview with

The Union Trust Building facing Grant Street, Downtown.

Ian Rafferty, 23, wearing stilts as the ringmaster, helps a ballerina twirl backstage

The front of the Robert Venturi House at 118A Woodland Road in Squirrel Hill. (Rebecca Droke/Post-Gazette)

Millvale Firefighter William Felger cleans mud off of North Avene after flooding hit the area on

Marcy Demitras, an employee at the Omni William Penn Hotel, Downtown who's also with

Heinz CEO William R. Johnson addresses shareholders at the annual meeting yesterday.

Nine people were were injured in a 10-vehicle crash along Route 22 at Rodi

Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour speaks Wednesday in Downtown Pittsburgh.

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Entertainer Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson, right, pose for photographers, Dec. 23

The Draai Laag Brewing Co., which in March is being rebranded as Strange Roots Experimental Ales. (Antonella Crescimbeni/Post-Gazette)

Former President Harry S Truman visits the William Penn hotel in the early Fifties, while the hotel marquee welcomes President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

State police stand behind the Food Services Building during an investigation into the shooting of Leslie

The headstone of Medal of Honor recipient Army Cpl. John C. Matthews in Homewood

Ida Iola Molinaro when she sang on the radio and in local clubs in the 1930s

City of Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto listens to Stefani Pashman, CEO of the Allegheny Conference

A Penn State University graduate and her family walk past the Beta Theta Pi house on

Duquesne head coach Keith Dambrot Friday Nov.. 30, 2018 at PPG Paints Arena

Members of the Pittsburgh Raging Grannies protest with the 'Stop Banking the Bomb' rally

Maryann Holliday of Green Tree is poured another cup during a tea for the 2017 Britsburgh

... Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. A view from the lobby of Summa Technologies Inc. at 611 William Penn Place,

Cocaine

An image of the Rev. John David Crowley in a church directory at Holy Angels

Exterior of the Hotel Monaco at 620 William Penn Place, Downtown. Bob Donaldson/Post-Gazette

Measuring a table at his Brentwood store, DMK Furniture Outlet, Durga Upreti is a

Darlene Scott, 33, weeps as she talks about the loss of her 23-

Exterior of the Hotel Monaco at 620 William Penn Place, Downtown. Bob Donaldson/Post-Gazette