Our History

Here’s Where We’re Coming From

Joinery Hotel embodies a refreshing new direction for the storied city of Pittsburgh; one that both honors the past, and looks toward a brighter and more progressive tomorrow. 

Standing sturdy and strong for nearly a century, Joinery Hotel has a legacy and history built upon the spirit of downtown Pittsburgh — gritty and rebellious at the same time, yet always grounded in community. Whether an exciting sanctuary for business travelers, or a casual jaunt for hip weekenders, Joinery offers bold local energy; inviting while also a little rough around the edges.

The Gothic Revival-style structure we call home was originally built in 1924 as the Salvation Army of Western PA. Re-christened The Evangeline Residence in 1951 (named for the first woman to serve as General, Evangeline Booth), the property served the city as a charitable institution for many years before becoming a hotel. 

Today, Joinery Hotel is emblematic of unity in both name and purpose. Our location in Pittsburgh’s “Golden Triangle” — the connection of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers that forms the Ohio River — is symbolic of coming together to move forward stronger. Our intent is to create a space of convergence where guests can gather, form bonds, and explore, learn and connect. And ultimately, to achieve togetherness in meaningful ways, whatever form that takes.