Built for a prosperous doctor, this house was designed by Longfellow and Harlow (soon to be Longfellow, Alden, and Harlow), and shows the restrained good taste that would be the hallmark of the firm’s work for decades. Although it is technically on the Squirrel Hill side of the street, socially this house forms part of the Shadyside millionaires’ row along Fifth Avenue.
St. Paul’s Cathedral reflected in the Software Engineering Institute across the street.
Above, the distinctive grotesque eruption at the pinnacle of the pyramid roof. Below, the alternating eagles and torches of the cornice.
A simple modernist brick box is given an Art Deco flair by distinctively patterned brickwork.
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) sitting on a post in Castle Shannon.