This Former Church Auditorium is Being Transformed into Upscale Condos

Located on the South Side, the aptly named “The Auditorium” features 15 apartments.
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After its completion in 1958, the auditorium and social hall adjacent to Saint Adalbert’s Catholic Church on Pittsburgh’s South Side was the site of countless community events from plays and assemblies to dances and socials. The lower level of the building also acted as a classroom space and nuclear fallout shelter during the Cold War era. 

But While St. Adalbert’s — established in 1883 as the South Side’s first Polish Roman Catholic church — remains in service, the auditorium and school on 15th Street closed years ago. 

Now, the building is finding new life as an upscale condo complex. 


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Currently under construction, the aptly named “The Auditorium” will feature 15 customizable apartments by the time it opens next spring. 

Buyers can customize finishes, paint colors, flooring, countertops, cabinets, and appliances, says Deborah Saus, marketing manager at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty.  

Developed by Ivor Hill — who also recently transformed the nearby former St. Casimer Church into the 22nd Street Condos — and designed by Pittsburgh’s Indovina Associates Architects, The Auditorium’s amenities include a fitness center, pet-washing stations and a rooftop deck with views of Downtown’s skyline.



In another convenience — one that surely will be appreciated by anyone who has ever tried to find parking on the South Side — The Auditorium boasts an underground parking level. 

The condos themselves feature 10-foot-high ceilings, a private outdoor space, a tiled wet room primary bath, large windows and sound abatement features. They range in price from $299,500 for a two-bedroom, 899 square-foot space to $479,000 for a two-bedroom, 1,323 square-foot space. 

The development is being listed by Berkshire Hathaway agents Lisa Elliott and Patty Ann McLaughlin. For more information, visit here. 

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