Responding to the need for a place for the people of the area to
gather and worship as a community, the Church of Saint Boniface was
constructed in 1925.
Designed by Pittsburgh architect A.F. Link, the church building is
constructed in the Byzantine style with a superstructure of solid
brick and hollow tile faced with Indiana limestone. The roof
is constructed of Spanish mottled tile. All interior stone
work is of Briar Hill Solid Construction. The building is of
true masonary construction with only incidental steel steel roof
framing. The dome and all roofs are constructed in Guastavino
Timbrel Arch Construction. The vault of the dome and all
ceilings are executed in Rumford Tile with the flooring of Mueller
Constructed of the finest materials and with excellent
craftsmanship, the church stands as an architectural inspiration to
all who pass by.
Built as a testament to the shared faith of countless people,
Saint Boniface Church continues to serve the needs of people in a
variety of ways. Presently a worship site of Holy Wisdom
Parish, the Church is home not only to the parish community, but
also to the Latin Mass Community and Vietnamese Community of the
Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh.
In addition to offering opportunities for multi-cultural worship,
the site is also home for a number of community organizations who
gather there on a regular basis. The church is also regularly
open for touring.
Whether providing inspiration to a community or refuge to an
individual, Saint Boniface Church stands as a multi-faceted house
for all people who are in need.
St. Boniface Facts
Added to National Register of Historic Places: 1981
NRHP Reference #: 81000525
Architect: A.F. Link
Architectural Style: Romanesque Revival, Byzantine Revival,