Father Pitt

Why should the beautiful die?

Stair-Step Rowhouses in Oakland

Rowhouses on Louisa Street

Pittsburgh is full of these little two-storey rowhouses from the first half of the twentieth century. They are often more spacious than they appear, because they are much deeper than you might guess. Like every other kind of building, they have to adapt to Pittsburgh topography, so that, on a sloping street like Louisa Street in Oakland, they end up stair-stepped like this.

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