Category: Carnegie

  • Carnegie United Methodist Church

    Carnegie is full of impressive churches in a wide variety of styles. This one is in a heavy Romanesque style, and the bell tower (now festooned with loudspeakers) is appropriately impressive and weighty.

  • Attawheed Islamic Center, Carnegie

    This old Romanesque church is beautifully kept up as the Attawheed Islamic Center, occupying one of the most prominent corners in the borough of Carnegie. Though the architecture is Romanesque, the tower and steeple seem uncharacteristically light for the style; old Pa Pitt always comes away with the impression that this is a Gothic building, and only seeing the rounded arches in the photograph corrects his faulty memory.

  • Thos. E. Morgan Sign, Main Street, Carnegie

    Thomas E. Morgan, a Civil War veteran, was a big deal in Carnegie, a member of the local Grand Army of the Republic post, on the board of a local bank, and proprietor of a general store.

    AuthorFather PittPosted onCategoryCarnegie BoroughTagsGhost Signs

  • St. Peter & St. Paul Ukrainian Orthodix Church, Carnegie

    There are two Ukrainian churches in Carnegie. The Catholic one is an enlarged Quonset hut. This one is an Art Nouveau interpretation of traditional Ukrainian architecture by the Hungarian architect Titus de Bobula. Together with its next-door neighbor, the Russian Orthodox church, it makes this corner of Carnegie look exotically East European.

    The effect is even more curious when the distinctively Ukrainian domes are seen through a distinctively American maze of utility cables.

  • Masonic Hall, Carnegie

    The old Masonic Hall on Main Street in Carnegie.

  • Abbott Ice and Packing Plant, Carnegie

    You can still see the name “Abbott” in dimmer letters, but the chimney now points the way to Standard Ceramic.

    Would you like to see the same picture done up as an old postcard? The two-color process creates an interesting effect, and it may be amusing to compare it with the natural-color rendition above.

  • Brown’s Block, Carnegie

    A block of modest storefronts from 1883, built in the Italianate style.

  • Interior of Saint John Lutheran Church, Carnegie

    Saint John Lutheran Church in Carnegie is a fine Gothic building from 1929, late in the Gothic Revival, when it was possible to build a Gothic church with a faint whiff of Art Deco in the exterior. The interior is simple Gothic, but with some very elaborate woodwork, especially in the splendid reredos. This wide-angle view, taken from the balcony, was put together from three photographs.

  • Autumn in Carnegie

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    The Chartiers Creek in Carnegie, seen through a curtain of brilliant red maple leaves.