Father Pitt

Why should the beautiful die?

Calvary Episcopal Church, Shadyside

Forsythia in front of Calvary Episcopal Church

Designed by Ralph Adams Cram, this church has a more austere sort of dignity than the architect’s other two works in Pittsburgh, East Liberty Presbyterian and Holy Rosary Catholic. It apparently took some delicate maneuvering to get an Episcopal congregation with low-church sympathies (but lots of money) to accept a Gothic masterpiece.

North side of the church
West front
St. Mark

St. Mark.

St. Luke

St. Luke.

Side entrance
St. Andrew
St. Andrew, closer

St. Andrew.


Unusually decorative downspouts.

South side of the building
With a tree in front

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