William Pitt Union
The William Pitt Union is the student union
Student activity center
A student activity center is a type of building found on university campuses. In the United States, such a building is more often called a student union, student commons, or student center...

 building of the University of Pittsburgh
University of Pittsburgh
The University of Pittsburgh, commonly referred to as Pitt, is a state-related research university located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. Founded as Pittsburgh Academy in 1787 on what was then the American frontier, Pitt is one of the oldest continuously chartered institutions of...

 main campus and is a Pennsylvania and Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation
Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation
The Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in 1964 to support the preservation of historic buildings and neighborhoods in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA....

 Historic Landmark.http://www.flickr.com/photos/arejay/899361972/in/photostream/ Constructed in 1898 in the Beaux-Arts style, the former Schenley Hotel catered to local and visiting well-to-do, prior to its acquisition by the University of Pittsburgh in 1956.
The building, originally known as the Schenley Hotel and designed by architects Rutan & Russell, opened in 1898, became the keystone of entrepreneur Franklin Nicola
Franklin Nicola
Franklin F. Nicola was an American real estate developer.In the early 20th century he promoted and developed a civic center plan for the Oakland district of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania—miles away from the city's smokey, congested downtown—as a new center for culture, art, and education....

’s dream of Oakland
Oakland (Pittsburgh)
Oakland is the academic, cultural, and healthcare center of Pittsburgh and is Pennsylvania's third largest "Downtown". Only Center City Philadelphia and Downtown Pittsburgh can claim more economic and social activity than Oakland...

as a center for culture, art and education.