Father Pitt

Why should the beautiful die?

Allegheny County Morgue


By a splendid exercise of bureaucratic irony, the old morgue now houses offices of the county health department. It was designed by Frederick Osterling and built—on Forbes Avenue—in 1901. In 1929, it was moved to its current location on Fourth Avenue.

Lion-headed serpent

Frederick Osterling’s Romanesque buildings nearly always give us a monster or two to admire.


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