Father Pitt

Why should the beautiful die?

First Presbyterian Church, Oakmont

Tower of the church

This church, built in 1895, is a fine example of what old Pa Pitt would call Pittsburgh Rundbogenstil, because he likes to say “Rundbogenstil.” Otherwise we would just have to call it “Romanesque,” and where’s the fun in that? It now belongs to Riverside Community Church.

First Presbyterian Church
Inscription: “First Presbyterian Church”
Cornerstone with date: AD 1895
Riverside Community Church
Fujifilm FinePix HS10.

An old postcard shows us that little has changed about the building in more than a century.

Postcard of Presby. Church, Oakmont, Pa.
From the postcard collection of the Presbyterian Historical Society.

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