Father Pitt

Why should the beautiful die?

The Mellon Fire Escape

East Liberty Presbyterian Church dominates East Liberty from every angle. It was designed by the great Ralph Adams Cram, and, per square foot, it may be the most expensive church ever built in America. Because Mellon money built it, perhaps to atone for some of the sins inevitable on the road to becoming the richest family on earth, locals call it the Mellon Fire Escape.

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0 responses to “The Mellon Fire Escape”

  1. Another beautiful website! What a great, great city!

    And congratulations, East Liberty, on your continuing revival!

  2. Congratulations on your latest website “installment!” (Or is it “update?”)

    East Liberty is a treasure, and websites like this should remind people of Pittsburgh’s greatness in past and present.

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