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Why should the beautiful die?

How to Improve a Design by Alden & Harlow

Here is how the Land Trust Company building (later the Commercial National Bank) looked in 1905:

Land Trust Company
From Palmer’s Pictorial Pittsburgh.

And here is how it looks today:

Land Trust Company today

Much better, isn’t it?

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One response to “How to Improve a Design by Alden & Harlow”

  1. This facade brings to mind a few bank buildings Louis Sullivan designed in the Midwest. Google his creations in the Iowa towns of Algona and Grinnell and the Minnesota town of Owatonna.

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