Originally the historic Schenley Hotel, the Pitt Union is a 1898 beaux-arts building that was Pittsburgh's premier luxury hotel in its day. As a hotel, it hosted many dignitaries including four Presidents of the United States, a slew of Hollywood celebrities such as Lillian Russell and Katharine Hepburn, along with many of the visiting baseball teams that played across the street at Forbes Field. The turn-of-the-century grandeur of the main floor lobbies and ballrooms have been restored by the university and can be freely accessed by the public. In addition, the Union serves as the home to the '''[http://www.pitt.edu/~pittjazz/academy.html International Academy of Jazz Hall of Fame]''' as well as the small '''Conney M. Kimbo Art Gallery'''. The Millennium Panther statue outside the building serves as a popular photo spot.
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William Pitt Union
- Mon: 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
- Tue - Fri: 7:00 am - 12:30 am
- Sat: 7:00 am - 1:30 am
- Sun: 8:00 am - 1:30 am
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