St. Augustine Plaza
230 36th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Sister Mary Elizabeth Brush, Property Manager
Phone: (412) 683-6155
Fax: (412) 683-6160
Nestled in the city’s hillsides near downtown Pittsburgh, St. Augustine Plaza was the first senior citizen high-rise sponsored by Christian Housing, Inc.
Sisters Coleman Conroy and Veronica Marie Phillips envisioned making Christian Housing more than just apartment complexes. They developed a new model of independent living for all the residents. It all began at St. Augustine Plaza some 33 years ago. Our current managers have continued the tradition of providing outstanding service for the residents. St. Augustine Plaza is a beautiful seven-story building consisting of 87 one-bedroom apartments with spacious rooms, balconies, wall-to-wall carpeting and individually controlled heating and air conditioning. A large community room and laundry complete the complex. Balconies offer a beautiful view of downtown Pittsburgh, Troy Hill, Polish Hill and Mt. Washington.
St. Augustine takes pride in providing residents with everything they need to meet their physical and spiritual needs. It is close to Bloomfield and Lawrenceville area supermarkets, farmers markets and shopping. West Penn and Shadyside Hospitals are just a short bus trip. Churches of several denominations are right in the neighborhood, along with two senior centers. Bus stops are situated within one block of the building. The Plaza offers a number of social activities for the residents. Birthday parties, card games, picnics, movies and holiday dinners are regular events. Our community room has a large screen television, a library, video games and table games. Several residents take part in regular exercise classes. A service coordinator is available on site to help residents with rent rebates, taxes, as well as legal and health-related assistance.
The spirit of maintaining good health and continual health and safety education is an integral part of St. Augustine’s programming. Representatives from local health organizations host informative presentations at the plaza. Many residents help out at the nearby churches, Meals on Wheels, senior centers and local hospitals. St. Augustine Plaza is truly a great place to live independently.