Tag: Dutch Colonial Architecture

  • Dutch Colonial in Mount Lebanon

    434 McCully Street

    This little house in the Dutch Colonial style caught Father Pitt’s eye as he was wandering in Mount Lebanon.

    434 McCully Street

    The materials and colors (though certainly not the roofline) reminded old Pa Pitt of a Dutch colonial house in Hurley, New York: the Bevier house at 25 Main Street, built in about 1720.

    Bevier House

    This picture was taken in 2000, but not much has changed, according to photographs on line.

  • Residence for Mr. Edward Kneeland by Charles M. Bartberger

    Charles M. Bartberger’s perspective renderings were featured more than once in the American Architect and Building News. From December 29, 1900—two days before the end of the nineteenth century—comes this very pleasant mansion for a wealthy Pittsburgher. Mr. Bartberger, whose father was the successful architect Charles F. Bartberger (and the two of them are mixed up all over the Internet), had established himself as a reliable designer of houses for the fairly-well-off, and this Dutch-colonial house is a variation on a very common style in the East End neighborhoods: not an adventurous design, but a respectable one. Father Pitt does not know where it was built or whether it still stands, but he will be looking out for a house with those distinctive dormers.