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St. Matthew’s Church, South Side

Like many other churches on the South Side, this one is becoming loft apartments. The exterior, at any rate, will be preserved.

Camera: Canon PowerShot 590 IS.

Addendum: The architect was Marius Rousseau, according to the parish’s Golden Jubilee book.

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One response to “St. Matthew’s Church, South Side”

  1. […] St. Matthew’s was a Slovak congregation; you can read the whole history of the parish up to 1955 in its golden-jubilee book at the Historic Pittsburgh site. The church closed some time ago and was converted to apartments; the convent is also secular now, but the front is beautifully maintained. It was built in 1926, and the architect was Albert F. Link. It’s a good example of Link’s style: he streamlines and modernizes a historical style—Jacobean here—and creates something that harmonizes well with the older church next door but still definitely belongs to our modern age of the 1920s. […]

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