This blog replaces my website “Shadyside Lantern” which ran from 2004 – 2017. I will gradually add posts incorporating feature articles from that site.
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Almost all architecture, from Ancient times until seventy-five years ago, rewarded the observer who looked up. Interesting, often delightful details await there. Our earliest skyscrapers often had decoration of a scale that could only be clearly observed with magnification from … Continue reading
Sandstone. It doesn’t sound very durable. Certainly, stone made from sand doesn’t seem like a material for a church that is expected to survive centuries. But, there it is in the 1889 proposal specifications to Shadyside Presbyterian from the architect, … Continue reading
Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad Station, Coraopolis Shepley, Rutan & Coolidge 1895 “I will plan anything a man wants from a cathedral to a chicken coop.” Henry Hobson Richardson revealed to a client what his portfolio confirmed: a broad range … Continue reading