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Mozart Restaurant (Mozart Hall)

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Mozart Hall
c. 1890. 340 Main St.
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)

Mozart Hall's exotically detailed cast-iron facade with two onion-domed turrets is a distinctive contribution to Latrobe's Main Street. George Seiler erected the brick building in 1890 as a music and dance hall. Seiler's European heritage apparently influenced him to build a hall similar to those in Austria, and to name it for Salzburg's native-born musician, Mozart. The brick building was designed with space for two businesses on the first floor and an adjacent entrance to the second-floor concert hall. The hall has a pressed-metal ceiling, stage, and balcony. It was used for musicals and operettas until the Showalter Opera House (demolished) opened on Depot Street. Mozart Hall is still used for community functions and a restaurant occupies the building's ground floor. A second building with a castiron front is the Columbus Building, located at 908 Ligonier Street.

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Lu Donnelly et al.
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Lu Donnelly et al., "Mozart Restaurant (Mozart Hall)", [Latrobe, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/PA-01-WE25.

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Cover: Buildings of PA vol 1

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania, Lu Donnelly, H. David Brumble IV, and Franklin Toker. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2010, 224-225.

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