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Guide Books

Pittsburgh Architecture in the Twentieth Century: Notable Modern Buildings and Their Architects.

This is the first guidebook devoted solely to twentieth-century buildings in metropolitan Pittsburgh. The introductory chapters explore the appearance and diverse meanings of “modern architecture” in the United States, and document the arrival of modern design in Pittsburgh from the turn of the twentieth century through the post World War II period, culminating in the completion of Point State Park. After an introduction to the language of architecture, the Guide presents a selection of 53 extant buildings and structures that embody aspects of twentieth-century architectural practice from 1903 to 1999. Some thirty additional structures are presented in three thematic sidebars. Extensive notes, a bibliography, and an index are provided. The book includes a foreword by Lu Donnelly, editor of The Buildings of Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania (2010), and an Epilogue on selected twenty-first century buildings by Charles Rosenblum, PhD.

  • 294 pages, soft cover; 5 3/4″ x 9″
  • 321 images (281 color, 40 b/w)
  • ISBN 978-0-9788284-9-3
  • $18.95
















Whirlwind Walk: Architecture and Urban Spaces in Downtown Pittsburgh

Second edition now available.

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, 2008 ; 2011

A terrific guide, indispensable for first-time visitors and long-time residents alike. What a pleasure it is, to see more of what’s right in front of us and to know more about what we see. Whirlwind Walk delivers Pittsburgh.
––Holly Brubach, author, screenwriter, and design consultant

Updated and expanded due to popular demand, Whirlwind Walk is the first fully-illustrated comprehensive walking tour guidebook to many of the principal buildings and public spaces in downtown Pittsburgh.

The tour begins at H. H. Richardson’s Allegheny County Courthouse and Jail and ends at Point State Park—the confluence of the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio rivers and the 18th-century Gateway to the West. The clearly marked tour route features 46 entries describing 84 places.

The book also includes brief essays on the architectural significance and character of the region, a list of “Downtown Museums and More,” and a new section on “What’s Green Downtown?”

First published in conjunction with Pittsburgh’s 250th Anniversary, Whirlwind Walk originated in tours prepared for the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 2006 and for the Society of Architectural Historians in 2007. It is one in a series of self-guided tour booklets that began with the Allegheny County Courthouse and Jail Walking Tour (2007).

The first and second editions of Whirlwind Walk were supported by generous contributions from the Carl Wood Brown Fund at the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation.

  • 106 pages, soft cover; 5″ x 8″
  • 168 color photographs
  • ISBN 978-0-9788284-8-6
  • $10.00
















August Wilson: Pittsburgh Places in His Life and Plays

Laurence A. Glasco and Christopher Rawson

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, 2011

August Wilson is one of America’s great playwrights. He lived in Pittsburgh from his birth in 1945 to 1978, when he moved to St. Paul, MN, and later to Seattle, WA. He died in 2005 and is buried in Pittsburgh.

Wilson composed 10 plays chronicling the African American experience in each decade of the twentieth century––and he set nine of those plays in Pittsburgh’s Hill District. He turned the history of a place into great theater. His plays, including Fences, The Piano Lesson, Two Trains Running, Jitney, Gem of the Ocean, and Radio Golf have become classics of the American stage.

August Wilson: Pittsburgh Places in His Life and Plays guides visitors to key sites in the playwright’s life and work in the Hill District and beyond. This guidebook enriches the understanding of those who have seen or read his plays, inspires others to do so, and educates all to the importance of respecting, caring for, and preserving the Pittsburgh places that shaped, challenged, and nurtured August Wilson’s rich, creative legacy.

The guidebook research, writing, design, and printing was supported by a Preserve America grant from the National Park Service, administered under the Preserving African American Heritage in Pennsylvania program of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. BNY Mellon Foundation of Southwestern Pennsylvania and the Multicultural Arts Initiative were among the lead donors, along with 75 PHLF members and friends.

  1. The activity that is the subject of this guidebook has been financed in part with Federal funds from the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior. However, the contents and opinions do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Department of the Interior, nor does the mention of trade names or commercial products constitute endorsement or recommendation by the Department of Interior.
  2. This program receives Federal financial assistance for identification and protection of historic properties. Under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, the U.S. Department of the Interior prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability or age in its federally assisted programs. If you believe you have been discriminated against in any program, activity, or facility as described above, or if you desire further information, please write to: Office of Equal Opportunity, National Park Service, 1849 C Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20240.

Contents include:

  • Introductions by Kimberly C. Ellis and Sala Udin.
  • Essays on the life and work of August Wilson and on Pittsburgh’s Hill District.
  • A guide to 45 places in the Pittsburgh area associated with Wilson’s life and plays.
  • Summaries of the 10 plays in Wilson’s Pittsburgh Cycle and a bibliography.

Book specifications:

  • 166 pages, soft cover; 5″ x 8″
  • 104 photos and maps (mostly color)
  • ISBN 978-0-9788284-7-9
  • Price: $8.95
















Charles J. Connick: His Education and His Windows in and near Pittsburgh

Albert M. Tannler

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, 2008

When Charles Connick (1875-1945) died, The New York Times reported that he was “considered the world’s greatest contemporary craftsman in stained glass.” Connick spent 22 of his first 32 years living in Pittsburgh, and it was here that he learned and first practiced the art and craft of stained glass window design and fabrication. In 1909 he settled permanently in the Boston area, living and working there until his death.

Drawing upon archival and published materials in Pittsburgh, Boston, New York, and Washington, D.C., the book explores in depth Connick’s years of apprenticeship, and documents windows Connick designed and made between 1911 and 1941 in ten landmark buildings in southwestern Pennsylvania. Previously unpublished photographs of Connick and his early work, as well as new information concerning his career and craft, are included.

“The book is very well written and edited, and superbly illustrated, with an exterior image of each building, address, architect etc. and its relevant windows.”

–Rolf Achilles, Curator, Smith Stained Glass Museum, Chicago

  • 176 pages, soft cover; 5 3/4″ x 9″
  • 116 illustrations (84 color; 32 b/w)
  • ISBN 978-0-9788284-3-1
  • $19.95
















Allegheny County Courthouse and Jail Walking Tour

Albert M. Tannler

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, 2007

Here is a compact, illustrated architectural history of H. H. Richardson’s Allegheny County Courthouse and Jail, the most significant of Pittsburgh’s great buildings. The book is organized as a walking tour around the exterior and within the public areas of both the Courthouse and the former jail. A map, three diagrams, and a bibliography facilitate the journey, which can be either pedestrian or virtual.

“The book really looks fantastic. It is well designed, clearly organized and readable. I found its approach of mixing quotes with text, and the sequencing of the actual tours very convincing. The photos, maps and graphics are also excellent.”

–Dietrich Neumann, Professor, Yale and Brown Universities,
and President, Society of Architectural Historians

  • 68 pages, soft cover; 5″ x 8″
  • 25 b/w and 33 color photographs
  • $5.75
















Hardcover Books

The Buildings of Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh and Western PennsylvaniaLu Donnelly, H. David Brumble IV, and Franklin Toker

University of Virginia Press, 2010

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania considers the architecture, landscape, and town plans of thirty-one counties. The first comprehensive look at the built environment in this large and varied territory, the volume spans the years from the late eighteenth century through to the first decade of the new millennium. Some 400 illustrations, including photographs, maps, and drawings, bring the nearly 800 entries to life.

A volume in the Buildings of the United States series of the Society of Architectural Historians.

  • 656-pages, hard cover, cloth; 9″ x 11″
  • 342 b/w photographs, 61 maps
  • ISBN: 978-0-8139-2823-4
  • Price: $60.75 (a $14 savings from list price ! )















Pittsburgh’s Landmark Architecture: The Historic Buildings of Pittsburgh and Allegheny CountyWalter C. Kidney

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, 1997

This is the most comprehensive account of the historic architecture of Pittsburgh and its county published to date. Pittsburgh’s Landmark Architecture has two main sections: a handsomely illustrated essay on the architectural history of Allegheny County and a guide to 645 pre-1950 landmarks worthy of preservation. A bibliography and maps are included.

  • 736-pages, hard cover, cloth; 9″ x 11″
  • 66 color, 216 duotones, and 1,335 b/w photographs
  • ISBN: 0-916670-18-X
  • Price: $50.00















Pittsburgh’s Bridges: Architecture and EngineeringWalter C. Kidney

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, 1999

This authoritative book on Pittsburgh’s most historic and architecturally impressive bridges reveals much about bridge construction and design. The essay and guide to 50 landmark bridges are handsomely illustrated. Archival photos show construction in progress, and in some cases, demolition. An album of memorable images by noted photographer Clyde Hare documents Pittsburgh bridges from 1950 to the present.

“[Walter Kidney's] depth of knowledge, clarity of exposition, and keen eye for photographic quality coupled with good design and high quality reproduction, have resulted in a beautiful, readable book. For the [professional community], it is a sound resource and will open the eyes of the uninitiated to the richness of Pittsburgh’s Bridges, indeed to all bridges, as cultural artifacts.”

–Joseph Elliot
Journal of the Society of
Industrial Archeology, 2001

  • 252-pages, casebound; 11″x8.5″ (horizontal format)
  • 303 color and b/w photos
  • ISBN: 0-916670-21-X
  • Price: $34.95















Henry Hornbostel: An Architect’s Master TouchWalter C. Kidney

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, 2002

“Hornbostel’s mind,” a critic wrote, “is at once daring and inventive, and he never hesitates about executing work because it has no precedent. He leads the way where others follow…” This 1909 critique celebrated Henry Hornbostel’s use of iron, steel, and tile on buildings in Pittsburgh and on bridges in New York City. Henry Hornbostel: An Architect’s Master Touch is the first book about this 20th-century American architectural master. Hornbostel designed more than 225 buildings, bridges, and monuments nationwide, in cities such as Albany and New York, New York; Hartford, Connecticut; Atlanta, Georgia; Evanston, Illinois; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and Oakland and Santa Barbara, California. His brilliance, however, is especially evident in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

A lavishly illustrated overview of Hornbostel’s work throughout the United States is followed by a detailed exploration of some 50 projects in Pittsburgh. A “List of Works,” a map of Pittsburgh sites, and a bibliography are included.

  • 272-pages, hard cover, cloth; 8 3/8″ x 11″
  • 470 Illustrations (including more than 200 color photographs)
  • ISBN:1-57098-398-4
  • Price: $39.95
















Life’s Riches: Excerpts on the Pittsburgh Region and Historic Preservation from the Writings of Walter C. KidneyWalter C. Kidney

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, 2006

The excerpts that compose Life’s Riches come from ten books by Walter C. Kidney, architectural historian of the Pittsburgh History Landmarks Foundation from the 1980s until December 2005. They were compiled for a reading of the late author’s works on January 24, 2006, at the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ National Military Museum and Memorial in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Walter C. Kidney was an architectural historian with a keen eye for the details and design nuances that make building-watching so enjoyable. He was also a writer of rare skill, an articulate raconteur who could blend fact with philosophy and turn prose into poetry. Those gifts are spotlighted in this jewel-like book, comprising excerpts from ten of the author’s works.

While he writes specifically about Pittsburgh, a city that he knew intimately and loved deeply, Kidney’s words have a near-universal applicability.

“As he guides us through the streets of his hometown, he encourages us to explore the buildings, neighborhoods and landscapes that define and enrich our own communities. With scholarship and an occasional flash of humor, Kidney helps us see the importance of the distinctive sense of place that makes every city–whether Pittsburgh or Palm Springs or Paris–unique and appealing.”

–Richard Moe, President, National Trust for Historic Preservation

  • 112 pages, hard bound; 9 ” x 6 ½”
  • Also available in softcover (see below)
  • 71 b/w photos
  • ISBN 0978828402
  • $24.95
















Beyond the Surface: Architecture and Being AliveWalter C. Kidney

“Here is the essence of Kidney’s thinking about place and about architecture,” writes fine arts consultant Thomas H. Garver in his introduction. Walter reminds “us that ‘place,’ no matter where that might be, is a visceral, sensory experience first, long before it may change in our minds to one of memory or intellect.”

For just over a decade Walter C. Kidney, architectural historian and author for the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation from the early 1980s until his death on December 1, 2005, thought about, composed, re-worked, refined, and simplified the words that now form Beyond the Surface: Architecture and Being Alive. Walter describes the book as “a little autobiography, with some relevance: how a young Pittsburgher discovered his world, stayed in a very different city, and dealt in time with a crisis of cultural conscience.”

Eighteen choice photographs are reproduced as duo-tones; most were taken by the author in the 1940s with his Argus camera. A select bibliography of the author’s publications is also included, compiled by architect David J. Vater.

  • 112 pages, hard bound; 9 ” x 6 ½”
  • 18 duotone photos
  • ISBN 0978828429
  • $24.95
















Allegheny Cemetery: A Romantic Landscape in PittsburghWalter C. Kidney

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, 1990

This publication is a tribute to Allegheny Cemetery, one of the most picturesque places in Pittsburgh, where Pittsburgh history curiously comes alive. Founded in 1844, Allegheny Cemetery is an unexpectedly romantic place. The Cemetery was laid out by John Chislett, Pittsburgh’s first professional architect and subsequently directed by prominent American landscape architect William Falconer. Many famous Pittsburghers are buried there: those who had local wealth and power and those nationally known, such as Stephen Collins Foster and Lillian Russell. The book includes an essay describing the Cemetery’s history, architecture, and landscape, and a guide to 195 significant burial places and buildings.

  • 155-pages, hard cover; 9 3/4″ x 11 1/4″
  • 50 color, 314 b/w photographs
  • ISBN: 0-916670-14-7
  • Price: $24.95















Majesty of the Law: The Court Houses of Allegheny CountyJames D. Van Trump

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, 1988

This account places the three successive court houses of Pittsburgh in their historical context. The greater part of the text relates the history of H. H. Richardson’s Court House of 1888 and its adjoining Jail, two of the United States’ most illustrious buildings. Their conception, construction, and later history are related in detail, and their composition and place in architectural history are analyzed, with the help of historic and modern illustrations.

  • 180-pages, hard cover; 8 1/4″ x 10 1/4″
  • 112 b/w photographs
  • ISBN: 0-916670-12-0
  • Price: $19.95















Architecture after Richardson: Regionalism before Modernism; Longfellow, Alden, and Harlow in Boston and PittsburghMargaret Henderson Floyd

Published by The University of Chicago Press in association with the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, 1994

The first critical study of the work of Longfellow, Alden & Harlow (1886-1896) and the successor offices Alden & Harlow (1896-1929) and A. W. Longfellow, Jr. (1896-1923) explores the work of three architects, educated at MIT and apprenticed to H. H. Richardson (Alden/Longfellow) and McKim, Mead & White (Harlow). Together they designed major public, commercial, ecclesiastical, and residential buildings in the Boston and Pittsburgh areas and significantly shaped the visual characters of both cities.

Recipient of a 1995 A.I.A. International Book Award

  • 568-pages, hard cover; 9″ x 12″
  • 455 b/w photographs
  • ISBN: 0-226-25410-0
  • Price: $80.00

Only available through the University of Chicago.

Pittsburgh Legends and Visions: An Illustrated HistoryEliza Smith Brown

Published by Heritage Media Corporation, in cooperation with the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, 2002

Pittsburgh Legends and Visions is an overview of Pittsburgh’s history from its 18th-century founding as a military outpost and “Gateway to the West,” through its transformation into “The Forge of the Universe,” and on to its maturity as an industrial and then post-industrial metropolis. The city’s legends speak to human ingenuity. Throughout each epoch of its development, Pittsburgh has attracted many of the nation’s most talented and ambitious individuals who saw, and seized, opportunity at the Point. These visionaries tamed and exploited the land and its resources, crafted civic improvements, created a rich cultural life and fueled a flexible and robust economy. The book is enhanced by the addition of profiles of Pittsburgh businesses and institutions.

  • 360 pages, hard cover, cloth; 9 3/4 x 11 1/4
  • 374 color; 170 b/w
  • ISBN:1-886483-66-3
  • Price: $18.95
















Keep Tryst: The Walkers of Pittsburgh & The Sewickley Valley:
An Intimate Portrait of a Prominent Pittsburgh Family
Stephen Neal Dennis

As their fortunes grew, Pittsburgh’s prominent Walker family maintained an existing family partnership which manufactured soaps and toilet products, and expanded by investing into a widening circle of new business ventures. Eventually, they dominated the US market for fire bricks used for lining blast furnaces through Harbison-Walker Refractories Company. Other major investments were in banking, an iron foundry, wireless and radio technology, oleomargarine and fertilizer manufacturing, stove and water heater manufacturing, and distilling. The Walkers also played a major role in developing conservation strategies for the important historic landscape of the Sewickley Valley.

  • Hard cover; 7 1/4 x 10 1/4
  • ISBN: 0-916670-236
  • 25 color; 75 b/w photos
  • Price: $19.95
















Softcover Books

Light and Color in Stained Glass
Address Delivered in the Heinz Memorial Chapel, April 19, 1941
By Charles J. Connick, M.F.A., A.F.D.

Albert M. Tannler

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, 2012

On April 19, 1941, Charles Connick gave a speech, “Light and Color in Stained Glass,” at Heinz Memorial Chapel at the University of Pittsburgh, which had been dedicated on November 20, 1938, and for which he designed and made all the windows. A typescript was acquired by the Connick Foundation and was subsequently added to the Charles J. Connick Foundation Collection at MIT. The speech is remarkable for its biographical candor, its acknowledgement of the many adults who supported him, and its telling of how Connick found his calling as a stained glass craftsman in Pittsburgh and Boston. It demonstrates his love of literature, music, and modern painting. Although his father’s illness forced him to leave high school after only three months, Connick developed his innate skill as an artist, and by reading vociferously he became an accomplished writer. The speech has been published to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Heinz Chapel in 2013.

 

  • 32-page booklet
  • 2 color photographs
  • $5.00
















Clyde Hare’s Pittsburgh: Four Decades of Pittsburgh, Frozen in LightPhotographs by Clyde Hare, Text by Alan Van Dine

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, 1994

Twentieth century Pittsburgh–from the 1950′s to 1994–comes to life in this collection of compelling images by master photographer Clyde Hare. 165 color and b/w photos reveal Pittsburgh’s revitalization during Renaissance I, the heroics of steel-making, the beauty and grandeur of the landscape, and the variety and richness of everyday life through a period of dramatic change. Alan Van Dine’s introduction elucidates Clyde Hare’s career and his important role in the development of documentary photography. Concise information on each photograph is contained in a “Photographic Notes” section prepared by Walter C. Kidney.

Recipient of a 1995 Certificate of Design Excellence from “Print,” America’s graphic design magazine.

  • 166 pages, soft cover; 10 1/2″ x 10 1/2″
  • Superb six-color, fine arts printing reproduction.
  • 93 color and 72 b/w photographs
  • ISBN: 0-916670-16-3
  • Price: $24.95















Life’s Riches: Excerpts on the Pittsburgh Region and Historic Preservation from the Writings of Walter C. KidneyWalter C. Kidney

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, 2006

The excerpts that compose Life’s Riches come from ten books by Walter C. Kidney, architectural historian of the Pittsburgh History Landmarks Foundation from the 1980s until December 2005. They were compiled for a reading of the late author’s works on January 24, 2006, at the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ National Military Museum and Memorial in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Walter C. Kidney was an architectural historian with a keen eye for the details and design nuances that make building-watching so enjoyable. He was also a writer of rare skill, an articulate raconteur who could blend fact with philosophy and turn prose into poetry. Those gifts are spotlighted in this jewel-like book, comprising excerpts from ten of the author’s works.

While he writes specifically about Pittsburgh, a city that he knew intimately and loved deeply, Kidney’s words have a near-universal applicability.

“As he guides us through the streets of his hometown, he encourages us to explore the buildings, neighborhoods and landscapes that define and enrich our own communities. With scholarship and an occasional flash of humor, Kidney helps us see the importance of the distinctive sense of place that makes every city–whether Pittsburgh or Palm Springs or Paris–unique and appealing.”

–Richard Moe, President, National Trust for Historic Preservation

  • 112 pages, soft bound; 9 ” x 6 ½”
  • Also available in hardcover (see above)
  • 71 b/w photos
  • ISBN 0978828410
  • $12.95
















A Patrician of Ideas: A Biography of A. W. SchmidtClarke M. Thomas

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, 2006

Meticulously researched and fascinating to read, A Patrician of Ideas chronicles the remarkable life of McKeesport native Adolph W. Schmidt (1904-2000). A notable American who lived during a time of great American world influence, Schmidt was a U.S. Ambassador to Canada and a vital part of Pittsburgh’s urban renewal history through his management of the A. W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust.

Published with support from the Laurel Foundation, with a foreword by Landmarks president Arthur Ziegler.

  • 192 pages, soft cover; 5½” x 8½”
  • 41 b/w photos and 6 color
  • ISBN 0-916670-24-4
  • $24.95
















Chronicle of a Pittsburgh FamilyEvelyn Bitner Pearson

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, 1999

In a “charming, insightful memoir,” Evelyn Bitner Pearson turns “family history into magic.” Born in 1910 and the daughter of a newspaper editor and publisher, Evelyn recalls the details of a now-disappearing past through the experiences of her family, living in Pittsburgh and elsewhere. Hers is a “bittersweet memoir…that transcends the ordinary.”

  • 164 pages, soft cover; 5 5/8″ x 8 3/4″
  • 75 b/w photographs & illustrations
  • ISBN: 0-916670-20-I
  • Price: $8.95















Historic Preservation in Inner City Areas: A Manual of PracticeArthur P. Ziegler, Jr.

Ober Park Associates, Inc.,

1974

This manual, based on the experience of PHLF co-founder and President Arthur Ziegler, provides practical guidance in restoring deteriorating, architecturally-significant inner-city neighborhoods with minimal dislocation of current residents.

  • 91 pages
  • 46 b/w photos/illustrations
  • Price: $8.00















Revolving Funds for Historic Preservation: A Manual of PracticeArthur P. Ziegler, Jr., Leopold Adler II, Walter C. Kidney

Ober Park Associates, Inc., 1975

This book describes the establishment, management, and use of revolving pools of capital by historic preservation organizations. It reviews the mechanics and results of all major revolving funds in use, including those of Historic Charleston, Historic Savannah, and the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation.

  • 120 pages
  • 72 b/w photos/illustrations
  • Price: $8.00















Working Places: The Adaptive Use of Industrial BuildingsWalter C. Kidney

The Society for Industrial Archeology and Ober Park Associates, Inc., 1976

This handbook of case studies, plans, and costs is a definitive study of the work of profit and non-profit developers who have found new uses for industrial buildings. “[F]or the potential investor, who in the best sense is also a preservationist, industrial buildings frequently offer easily subdivided interior space, housed within durable construction that yields higher quality and less expensive space than could be obtained in a new building of comparable size.” The idea for the book originated with the Society of Industrial Archeology’s preservation committee in 1972.

  • 184 pages
  • 121 b/w photos/illustrations
  • Price: $8.95















Historic Buildings of OhioWalter C. Kidney

Ober Park Associates, 1972

This compendium of the building history of Ohio includes an introductory essay; descriptive essays on 71 buildings, bridges, and monuments; and selected measured drawings from the Historic American Buildings Survey.

  • 136 pages
  • nearly 200 b/w photos/illustrations
  • Price: $10.00















Posters

Landmark Survivors Poster Series Discover more about the historic buildings, parks, bridges, and memorable places that give Pittsburgh its special character. Handsomely designed and printed, the posters are wonderful gifts for family, friends, or clients.Made possible with funding by Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania.

  • 8 color posters
  • 16 1/2″ x 23 1/2″
  • Any one poster: $5.00 members
    • Landmark Survivors
    • The Blockhouse
    • Fort Pitt Boulevard Buildings
    • The Allegheny County Court House & Jail
    • The Smithfield Street Bridge
    • Clayton (The mansion of industrialist Henry Clay Frick)
    • Station Square
    • Kennywood Park (out of print)
  • Entire Series: $25 members











































































































Soft-Bound Booklets

Excerpts Regarding Preservation in Pittsburgh from Changing Places: Rebuilding Community in the Age of Sprawl

Richard Moe and Carter Wilkie

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, 1999

Landmarks has reprinted, with permission, a portion of Chapter 4, “New Tools for Older Neighborhoods.” The chapter focuses on Pittsburgh and the urban renewal policies of the 1960s that led to the formation of the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation. This is an excellent summary of Landmarks’ work and includes mention of the Revolving Loan Fund, inner-city revitalization (particularly in Manchester), Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group, and Station Square.

  • 24-page booklet
  • Price: $2.50















A List of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County Buildings and Architects 1950-2005Albert M. Tannler

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, 2005

This the third edition of an annotated directory of over 100 selected buildings/structures designed by over 40 architectural firms and erected in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County since 1950. Principal late-20th-century buildings in neighboring counties are also listed. There is a bibliography and indices to buildings and to architects.

  • 32 pages, soft bound booklet; 8 1/2 x 11
  • Price: $5.00
















William Willet in Pittsburgh 1897-1913Albert M. Tannler

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, 2005

A compendium of designs, projects, sites, and publications documenting the Pittsburgh career of stained glass artist William Willet and his wife Anne Lee Willet. One of two appendices contains correspondence and memoranda between and about Ralph Adams Cram and William Willet and the Seven Liberal Arts window at Procter Hall, Princeton University.

  • 48 pages, soft bound booklet; 8 1/2 x 11
  • Price: $10.00















The Stones of Pittsburgh No. 1: An Architectural Tour of PittsburghJames D. Van Trump

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, circa 1967

A brief guide to the most significant buildings of Pittsburgh and its suburbs.

  • 10-page paper booklet
  • Price: $0.50















The Stones of Pittsburgh No. 3: Legend in Modern Gothic: The Union Trust Building in PittsburghPittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, 1967

The Union Arcade, later the Union Trust Building, is spectacular inside and out. This is its history.

Recipient of Art Director’s Society Award of Merit

  • 8-page booklet
  • 15 b/w photographs
  • Price: $1.00















The Stones of Pittsburgh No. 4: Evergreen HamletJames D. Van Trump
Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, 1967

A description of four Picturesque “cottages” in one of America’s first suburbs.

  • 4-page essay
  • 4 b/w photographs
  • Price: $1.00















The Stones of Pittsburgh No. 7: Birmingham: Pittsburgh’s South SideArthur P. Ziegler, Jr.

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, 1968

A history of the South Side neighborhood and a description of Landmarks’ community restoration program in the area. Photographs illustrate the dramatic topography, architecture, religious institutions, and ethnic makeup of the neighborhood.

  • 16-page booklet
  • 9 b/w photographs
  • Price: $1.00















The Stones of Pittsburgh No. 9: A City’s Living MemoryRobert Cairns

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, no date

A review of Landmarks’ work, originally published in the Gulf Oil Corporation publication, The Orange Disc.

  • 4-page essay
  • 9 color photographs
  • Price: $0.50















The Stones of Pittsburgh No. 10: The Gothic Revived in Pittsburgh: A Medievalistic ExcursionJames D. Van Trump

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, 1975

For a hundred years the pointed arch was a favorite motif in Pittsburgh churches, schools, and homes. The author touches on the prominent examples of Gothic in the city, illustrating his essay with drawings by Stephen A. Wohleber and photographs. Reprinted essay from Carnegie Magazine.

  • 13-page booklet
  • 13 b/w photographs and 5 line drawings
  • Price: $1.00















The Stones of Pittsburgh No. 12: “Our Eastern Domes, Fantastic, Bright…”James D. Van Trump

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, no date

A brief review of some Orthodox and Byzantine Rite churches in Allegheny County, with drawings by Stephen A. Wohleber. Reprinted essay from Carnegie Magazine.

  • 16-page booklet
  • 1 color, 18 b/w photographs, and 3 drawings
  • Price: $1.00















The Bells of PittsburghJames D. Van Trump

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, 1980

Sacred and secular bells in Pittsburgh-area history are cited in this personal essay.

  • 14-page booklet
  • 17 b/w photographs
  • Price: $1.00















An Ethnic Church SamplerArcadi Nebolsine

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, circa 1978

Fourteen historic religious properties in the Pittsburgh region are featured in this booklet, including Immaculate Heart of Mary (Polish Hill); St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church (South Side); St. Nicholas Croatian Catholic Church (Millvale); Rodef Shalom Temple (Shadyside); St. Anthony’s Chapel (Troy Hill); and Sri Venkateswara Temple (Penn Hills).

  • 14-page booklet
  • 14 b/w photographs
  • Price: $1.50















The Walker-Ewing Log House, Built c. 1790: A Short HistoryJames D. Van Trump

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, 1974

A history of one of the few remaining log houses in Allegheny County

  • 15-page booklet
  • 13 b/w photographs
  • Price: $1.00















Streetcars in LiteratureEdited by Harold M. Englund

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, 1980

Early in this century, characters in realistic fiction were apt to ride the trolley. Here are 16 streetcar episodes from diverse authors such as Sinclair Lewis, Theodore Dreiser, Jack London, and Ellery Queen.

  • 46 pages, soft cover
  • 12 illustrations
  • Price: $2.00















The Papercraft Story: A Biographical Saga of a Pittsburgh-based EnterpriseFrances C. Hardie

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, 1987

An oral history of a Pittsburgh paper products firm, established during the Depression.

  • 88 pages, paperback
  • Price: $2.50















Pittsburgh Treasure HuntText and Illustrations by Patricia Wiley

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, 1976

This book is designed for children, but is also useful for anyone interested in learning about architectural styles. Easy to read and clearly illustrated with charming line drawings, Pittsburgh Treasure Hunt helps children notice and identify details and figure out the architectural style of their house.

  • 20-page booklet
  • Price: $2.00















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