11 Facts About Phipps Conservatory


Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is a botanical garden set in Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Phipps Conservatory was founded in 1893 as a gift from Henry Phipps Jr.

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In 1970, the Phipps Conservatory was declared a Historic Landmark by the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation.

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In 1976, the Phipps Conservatory was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

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In 1993, the Phipps Conservatory, which had been run by the City of Pittsburgh since 1893, became a privately managed, while city owned, non-profit organization.

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In 2007, Phipps Conservatory teamed with glass artist Dale Chihuly and his Tacoma-based team of glass blowers.

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Originally called the Economic Room, the South Conservatory was built between 1896 and 1897 as a gift from Henry Phipps.

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Tropical Forest Phipps Conservatory, located south of the South Phipps Conservatory, is the largest indoor display area of the conservatory.

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The Tropical Forest Phipps Conservatory has several interesting features, which make it extremely energy-efficient.

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The Botany Hall was funded, in 1901, by Henry Phipps Conservatory to be used by local teachers looking to enhance class trips to the glasshouse.

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Center for Sustainable Landscapes is a building on the Phipps Conservatory grounds, located south of the Tropical Forest Phipps Conservatory, that is designed to be environmentally sustainable.

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