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The Schenley Park Casino was Pittsburgh’s first multi-purpose arena.
The facility was considered the envy of the sports and entertainment world during the early 1890s, with amenities that were unsurpassed anywhere on the globe.
It was built at the entrance to Schenley Park in Oakland near the Phipps Conservatory, the Schenley Bridge and the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.
In the fall of 1893, The City of Pittsburgh pondered on the idea of multi-purpose facility that would be a place for theater, recreation and social gathering.
The idea sputtered through a committee of capitalists until Casino manager, James Wallace Conant convinced political boss, Christopher Magee, that the new building could feature an indoor ice skating rink.
The notion of indoor ice skating galvanized the Casino’s construction plan.
As a result, investors were quick to agree to the $400,000 financing, and construction of the Casino was completed before opening to the public on May 29, 1895.
The Casino contained luxury boxes, as well as a grand theater, and a $45,000 roof garden.
Each end of the ice rink featured 10 dressing rooms which were furnished with oil paintings and tapestries.
The rooms were owned by politicians and capitalists from the banking, steel, coal and railroad industries and were used for winter carnivals, skating expos and political rallies.