Father Pitt

Why should the beautiful die?

Carnegie Library, Homewood

Carnegie Library Homewood

This is the neighborhood library every neighborhood dreams of. It was designed by Alden & Harlow (according to Wikipedia, Howard K. Jones, who worked for the firm, may have been principally responsible for this library), and it is the most palatial of their branch libraries in the city. Most of the others are classical, but this is institutional Gothic. Restored to its original splendor, it is kept immaculately beautiful, and it seems to be busy. Old Pa Pitt promised the librarian he would not capture any patrons in the interior shots—which necessitated some patience, because people would keep walking in front of the woodwork.


The rear windows look out on the side of Holy Rosary Church.

Children’s room
War memorial

A stunningly beautiful Great War memorial for the neighborhood is divided in two halves flanking the entrance.

War memorial

An ornament at the peak of the Hamilton Avenue façade.

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