Tag: Mount Lebanon Historic District

  • A Few More Houses from St. Clair Terrace, Mount Lebanon

    53 Mount Lebanon Boulevard

    A few more houses from the St. Clair Terrace plan in Mount Lebanon. As always in these interwar Mount Lebanon neighborhoods, the variety and quality of the designs are both striking.

    1229 Washington Road
    42 St. Clair Drive

    This kind of house, with its front door in a cone-capped turret, is known to Pittsburghers as a “Normandy.”

    31 Mount Lebanon Boulevard
    1235 Washington Road
    25 Roycroft Avenue
    1241 Washington Road
    15 Mt. Lebanon Blvd
  • More Houses on Hoodridge Drive, Mount Lebanon

    82 Hoodridge Drive

    We visited again on a cloudy day to get pictures of some of the houses we had to skip the last time we visited Hoodridge Drive, when the sun was from the wrong direction.

    208 Hoodridge Drive
    114 Hoodridge Drive
    106 Hoodridge Drive

    In some of these pictures old Pa Pitt took out the utility cables. With others he despaired.

    94 again
  • Longuevue Drive in Beverly Heights

    140 Longuevue Drive

    Longuevue Drive is one of the streets in Beverly Heights, one of the plans from the 1920s that make the Mount Lebanon Historic District a museum of interwar domestic architecture. The variety of styles is delightful. One gets the impression that all the rules have been repealed, and you can have whatever house your most childish fantasy specifies, from a French château to a fairy-tale witch’s cottage.

    140 Longuevue Drive

    We have dozens of pictures if you choose to see them, but because there are so many, we put them behind a “more” link.

  • St. Clair Terrace

    29 St. Clair Place

    St. Clair Terrace is another housing plan laid out in the 1920s, with many of the houses built then or in the next decade. It’s included in the Mt. Lebanon Historic District. Here we have some houses on St. Clair Place.


    Now a few of the houses on Roycroft Avenue, including some imaginative ones.

  • Beverly Heights, Mount Lebanon

    70 Woodhaven Drive

    Beverly Heights is one of several housing plans from the 1920s that make up the Mt. Lebanon Historic District, one of the best-preserved examples of the 1920s automobile suburb in the country. Mission Hills set the pattern: picturesquely curving streets with plenty of open spaces, and matching setbacks for the houses, but otherwise homeowners hired their own architects and exercised their own taste. The result is a pleasing diversity of styles that makes every street an adventure.

    96 Woodhaven Drive
    106 Woodhaven Drive
    100 Woodhaven Drive
    90 Woodhaven Drive
    84 Woodhaven Drive
    166 Woodhaven Drive
    50 Woodhaven Drive
    136 Woodhaven Drive

    Old Pa Pitt is going to be returning to Mount Lebanon a few more times to document the Historic District, so expect more in the coming weeks.