Father Pitt

Why should the beautiful die?

Fifth Ward Manual Training School, Manchester

Fifth Ward Manual Training School

Now part of the Conroy Early Childhood Center, this old school hovers between classical and Romanesque styles, which means that perhaps the best term for it is Rundbogenstil, the word old Pa Pitt most likes to pronounce in public.

Since it has been made an annex of a larger building, it no longer requires its main entrance, which leads to this architectural dissonance:

Main entrance

Addendum: The particularly fine inscription and relief work were done by Achille Giammartini, who lived a few doors down on Page Street.

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