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Deer Tracks in the Snow

Posted in Mount Lebanon, Nature by Dr. Boli on February 15, 2014


Late-afternoon sunshine highlights deer tracks through the snow in a little glen in Mount Lebanon.



Art Deco in Mount Lebanon

Posted in Architecture, Mount Lebanon by Dr. Boli on November 15, 2013


“Uptown” Mount Lebanon is a fine example of a 1920s streetcar suburb. (In southwestern Pennsylvania, the central business district of a town is often called “Uptown” if it’s on a hill.) There is more Art Deco here than anywhere else in the Pittsburgh area, except perhaps East Liberty.






St. Bernard in Mount Lebanon

Posted in Churches, Mount Lebanon by Dr. Boli on August 16, 2010

You can tell St. Bernard’s congregation is a community of well-off business types, because the church’s Web site has both a mission statement and a page of “goals and objectives.” But the building itself is quite beautiful, especially its gloriously colorful tile roof. The architect was William R. Perry, who also designed, on a somewhat smaller scale but with equally splendid taste, the bandstand in West End Park. These pictures were taken from the Mount Lebanon Cemetery.

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