Monthly Archives: August 2014

Agudath Sholom Synagogue, Lynchburg, VA

Agudath Sholom Synagogue is set back off Langhorne Road, a long and low building surrounded by trees. This building was built in 1955-56 for a growing congregation that was moving out of the downtown as many businesses and organizations were … Continue reading

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Torath Chaim Synagogue, Pittsburgh, PA

This former synagogue in the East Liberty section of Pittsburgh is actually just an alteration to an existing residence with the addition of a striking mid-century facade. The stone and cement front wall incorporates a stylized menorah design topped by … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Building, Pittsburgh, PA

Our next few posts will take in a core group of mid-century commercial buildings in downtown Pittsburgh, next to “The Point.” The locally named point is actually Point State Park, sited at the meeting point of Pittsburgh’s rivers. Creation of the … Continue reading

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Donner House, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

Donner House is a residential building on the Carnegie Mellon campus. With its eye-catching aqua brick, blue-tinted glass, and metal panels, it is distinctly mid-century and like nothing else nearby. It was designed by Mitchell & Ritchey in 1952-54, one of … Continue reading

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