Father Pitt

The View from Beechview

Posted in Beechview, Downtown, Mount Washington by Dr. Boli on November 5, 2013


Little glimpses of the downtown skyline pop up unexpectedly in hilltop neighborhoods. Here, from a back street in Beechview, we see Mount Washington, with the U. S. Steel Tower and the BNY Mellon Center poking their heads up behind the hill.

Liberty Tunnels, South Portal

Posted in Mount Washington, Tunnels by Dr. Boli on November 2, 2013


The new portals for the Liberty Tubes are nearly finished, and they look splendid—almost exactly the way they looked when the tunnels opened in 1924. The unfortunate mid-century boxes are now only a memory.

Washington and Guyasuta

Posted in History, Mount Washington, Sculpture by Dr. Boli on June 24, 2010

With one of the grandest views in North America spread out before them, real-estate magnate George Washington and Chief Guyasuta discuss their plans for the construction of Heinz Field. The sculpture, a bronze by James A. West, is called “Points of View.” Father Pitt suspects the title may be a pun of some sort.

Victorian Woodwork on Mount Washington

Posted in Mount Washington by Dr. Boli on February 13, 2009


The entrances to a pair of 1880 rowhouses on Grandview Avenue, showing all the fun you can have with wood in even so simple a structure as a porch roof.


Dolphin Fountain

Posted in Mount Washington by Dr. Boli on June 14, 2008

A classical dolphin in a long-dry fountain at the entrance to Grandview Park, on the edge of the cliff at Mount Washington.


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