Father Pitt

Why should the beautiful die?

Front Doors of the South Side

The famous Victorian front doors of the South Side are featured on posters and in picture books on coffee tables all over western Pennsylvania. There is an endless variety to the woodwork on these South Side rowhouses. Old Pa Pitt was out walking on the South Side and decided to concentrate on doors: here is the collection he made in just half an hour’s stroll. Click on any picture to enlarge it.

Many of these doorways have decorative stained-glass transoms over the door, often with the address worked into the glass:

Of course, no collection of South Side front doors would be complete without a Kool Vent awning on an alley house:

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