Father Pitt

Why should the beautiful die?

Engine House No. 39, Elliott

Engine Company No. 39

A small firehouse, utilitarian but attractive; it would be more attractive with its original cornice.

It should be a standard requirement that all buildings must have a bronze plaque installed at the dedication identifying the year of construction and the architect.

Erected A. D. 1909; Kropf & Dickson, architects

Is the Kropf of Kropf & Dickson the Henry M. Kropff who would later design Alder Court in Shadyside? If so, it appears that his name is unspellable in bronze; the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation plaque on Alder Court spells it “Kroff.”

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