Father Pitt

Why should the beautiful die?

819 and 821 Penn Avenue

819 and 821 Penn Avenue

A pair of commercial buildings with striking terra-cotta details—especially No. 819, on the left. The huge windows would have allowed light to pour into workshops on the upper floors.

Greek key and egg and dart
Vitruvian scroll

Truly enlightened zoning regulations would mandate cornices with lions’ heads on all buildings more than four storeys tall.

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