Father Pitt

Why should the beautiful die?

The Ambassador, Bloomfield

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Ambassador, Bloomfield

This Art Deco apartment block was built in 1928 or shortly after.(1) At first glance it looks like a simple rectangular modernist box, but a second glance reveals some rich decorative details.

The building is on Centre Avenue, which is a neighborhood border on city planning maps; thus it is technically in Bloomfield, but most Pittsburghers would probably say Shadyside.

Wrought iron
Terra cotta
East side

Addendum: The architects were Marks & Kann, according to the Charette, the magazine of the Pittsburgh Architectural Club.(2)


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