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From the Archive: West Park

West Park

West Park (Archives Service Center/University of Pittsburgh)

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From the Archive: West Park

West Park

West Park (Archives Service Center/University of Pittsburgh)

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From the Archive: Diamond Park Fountain

Diamond Park Fountain

Diamond Park Fountain (Archives Service Center/University of Pittsburgh)

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From the Archive: Fountain, 1914

Fountain, Ridge Avenue and Irwin Avenue, 1914

Fountain, Ridge Avenue and Irwin Avenue, 1914 (Archives Service Center/University of Pittsburgh)

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Henry Hobson Richardson

Henry Hobson Richardson (September 29, 1838 – April 27, 1886) was a prominent American architect who designed buildings in Albany, Boston, Buffalo, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, and other cities. The style he popularized is named for him: Richardsonian Romanesque. Along with Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright, Richardson is one of “the recognized trinity of American architecture”.

Henry Hobson Richardson

Henry Hobson Richardson,

Richardson is one of few architects to be immortalized by having a style named after him. “Richardsonian Romanesque”, unlike Victorian revival styles like Neo-Gothic, was a highly personal synthesis of the Beaux-Arts predilection for clear and legible plans, with the heavy massing that was favored by the pro-medievalists. It featured picturesque roofline profiles, rustication and polychromy, semi-circular arches supported on clusters of squat columns, and round arches over clusters of windows on massive walls.

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