April 11, 2014 Leave a comment
Pittsburgh Images 1904-1905
We are digitizing the entire collection of Living in Western Pennsylvania by year; this group is online, http://bradystewartphoto.photoshelter.com/gallery-list. Gallery: Living In Western Pennsylvania 1900-1910.
We added 10 new images of the Pittsburgh Skyline. The images feature four (4) of the new buildings constructed since the turn of the century; the Frick Building, the Arrott Building, the Farmers Bank Building and the Bessemer Building. The funding for this metamorphosis came from three of the city’s wealthiest residents; Henry Clay Frick, Henry W. Phipps, and Henry W. Oliver.
Pittsburgh Skyscrapers 1904
The following architects were instrumental in shaping the early 20th Century Pittsburgh Skyline:
1) Frick Building: D.H. Burnham & Company
a. 20 Floors and completed in 1902
2) Arrott Building: Frederick J. Osterling and Edward B. Lee Architects
a. 18 Floors and completed in 1902
3) Farmers Bank Building: Alden and Harlow Architects
a. 27 Floors and completed in 1902
4) Bessemer Building: Grosvernor Atterbury Architect
a. 13 Floors and completed in 1905
City of Pittsburgh Images – 1905
We added seven (7) new images of Pittsburgh from Mt. Washington. The views provide a better view of the coal barges on the Monongahela, Point Buildings, the new Wabash Bridge, Terminal and Office Building, the financial district skyline, uptown view of Duquesne College and the P&LE Railroad station and yard on the south side.
The next Post will summarize the balance of the negatives and prints digitized to complete “Living in Western Pennsylvania 1900-1910.
A reminder that the new images can be found at http://bradystewartphoto.photoshelter.com/gallery-list. Gallery: Living In Western Pennsylvania 1900-1910. And that the images online are for sale and all proceeds are used to digitize and identify more prints and negatives.