Category Archives: Pennsylvania

Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

        What is now the Tepper School of Business was originally built as the Graduate School of Industrial Administration. It sits elevated above the corner of Frew and Tech Streets, across from Skibo Gynmasium.   It was … Continue reading

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Hunt Library, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

Hunt Library is one of a few mid-century buildings on Carnegie Mellon’s campus, dating from 1960. The majority of buildings were built earlier or just recently. The architects were Lawrie and Green; the firm was formed in 1922 and closed in 1972. … Continue reading

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Trinity Lutheran Church, Pittsburgh, PA

Facing Allegheny Commons Park on W. North Avenue is Trinity Lutheran Church. The surrounding blocks are mostly in the Mexican War Streets Historic District, so it’s unclear why the strip along W. North Street includes this building and at least … Continue reading

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Cardinal Wright Regional School, Pittsburgh, PA

This school at 711 West Commons is within the larger Allegheny Commons urban renewal area. It was originally built in 1964 as St. Peter’s Catholic Elementary School to serve the church immediately next door, but it closed in 2011 most … Continue reading

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East Liberty Lutheran Church, Pittsburgh, PA

Another mid-century church in East Liberty, this one is at the corner of Penn Avenue and Penn Circle West. East Liberty Luther Church (ELLC) came to be through the merger of two existing congregations in 1964. A new building was … Continue reading

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Former AAA Building, Pittsburgh, PA

This building at 202 Penn Circle West is currently vacant and slated for redevelopment as part of a larger parcel in  the East Liberty neighborhood. It was most recently used by the Police Investigations Unit and before that was the … Continue reading

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Emory United Methodist Church, Pittsburgh, PA

This building, formerly the Emory United Methodist Church, sits at the corner of North Highland Avenue and Rippey Street in the East Liberty neighborhood. It was built in 1973 to replace the previous church destroyed by arson in 1971. Designed … Continue reading

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WQED, Pittsburgh, PA

This Brutalist office building from 1970 is directly across Fifth Avenue from Holy Spirit Church. It is the headquarters for WQED, the television station well-known for producing Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood and Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego, among other … Continue reading

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Sacred Heart Church, Emsworth, PA

Located in Emsworth on Orchard Street just off Ohio River Boulevard is Sacred Heart Church. It was built in 1955 and designed by Pittsburgh architect Casimir Pellegrini who worked on numerous projects for the Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese. He died in 1967.

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Holy Spirit Byzantine Catholic Church, Pittsburgh, PA

This church is located at 4815 Fifth Avenue in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh. The land was purchased for this new church in 1952, ground was broken in 1960 and the church was dedicated in 1962.  There are multiple entrances … Continue reading

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