Monthly Archives: July 2014

Immaculate Conception Church, Pittsburgh, PA

 This is an interesting mid-century building sited awkwardly in an odd location. The Immaculate Conception Church is at the corner of Edmond Street and Corday Way in Bloomfield, just off Liberty Avenue. It’s a small site and Corday Way functions much like … Continue reading


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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 built in 1951 and … 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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Newman Catholic Center, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

On the edge of campus at N. Pleasant Street and Massachusetts Avenue is UMass’s Newman Catholic Center. It opened in April 1963. The Newman Center is one of hundreds across the country, existing as spiritual centers for Catholic students attending a secular … Continue reading

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