Father Pitt

Why should the beautiful die?

Lee School, Beechview

Lee School

A small school by a distinguished architect: Charles M. Bartberger, who gave us several fine schools. (He is often confused with his father, Charles F. Bartberger, who designed some prominent churches.) The Lee School is now a retirement home under the name Gualtieri Manor.


The entrance is surrounded by tasteful terra-cotta ornamentation.

Vitruvian wave

This pattern is called a Vitruvian wave, named for Vitruvius, the ancient Roman author whose manual on architecture became the arbiter of everything that was proper in design during the Renaissance.

Oblique view
Arms of the city of Pittsburgh

The arms of the city of Pittsburgh over the entrance.

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