Landmark Preservation

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 Tile inlaid.

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


Built: 1926

Added to National Register of Historic Places: 1981

NRHP Reference #: 81000525

Architect: A.F. Link

Architectural Style: Romanesque Revival, Byzantine Revival, Italiante