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Extend your study of Pittsburghs built environment with these resources

Bridges and Buildings

FYI Structure

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Discussion & activities

Selected books

Walter C. Kidney. Pittsburgh's Landmark Architecture: The Historic Buildings of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, 1997.

Walter C. Kidney. Pittsburgh Bridges: Architecture and Engineering. Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, 1999.

Walter C. Kidney. Pittsburgh in Your Pocket: A Guide to Pittsburgh-area Architecture. Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, 1988.

Charles Morse Stotz. The Early Architecture of Western Pennsylvania: A Record of Building Before 1860. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1995.

Franklin Toker. Pittsburgh: An Urban Portrait. University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University, 1986.

Walter C. Kidney. Landmark Architecture: Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, 1985.

James D. Van Trump and Arthur P. Ziegler, Jr. Landmark Architecture of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, 1967.

James D. Van Trump. Pittsburgh. Life and Architecture in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, 1983.

Aurand, Martin. Pittsburgh Architecture: A Guide to Research. Pittsburgh: Carnegie Mellon University Architecture Archives, 1991.

Franklin Toker and Helen Wilson. The Roots of Architecture in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County: A Guide to Research Resources. Pittsburgh: The Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania, 1979.

Robert John Jucha. The Anatomy of a Streetcar Suburb: A Development and Architectural History of Pittsburgh's Shadyside District, 1860-1920. Ann Arbor, MI: University Microfilms International, 1981.

Sally Light. House Histories A Guide to Tracing the Genealogy of Your Home. New York: Golden Hill Press, c1989.

Virginia McAlester and Lee McAlester. A Field Guide to American Houses. New York: Knopf, 1984.

Web links

Pittsburgh Architecture

The City of Pittsburgh's City Planning Page

Numbers of Bridges in Allegheny County

Tunnels and Bridges of Allegheny County

Bridges & tunnels in Pittsburgh, and Allegheny County-Design information, locations, terminology, and history.

Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation

"Pittsburgh's Landmark Architecture: The Historic Buildings of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County," Review by Lynne Margolis in The Tribune Review of newly updated book

General Architecture

National Register of Historic Places: Teaching with Historic Places

National Register of Historic Places Home

Architecture Through the Ages


Landscape Architecture: Courses & Projects

Pennsylvania Turnpike: Tunnels and Bridges

Teaching Landmarks: Middle-School

Exploring architecture

Exploring great architecture

Architecture through the Ages (student project)

ArtsEdNet Teaching Landmarks Middle School Curriculum Units

Architectural Education Resource Center

World Wide Arts Resources

Pittsburgh Walking Tours. The Pittsburgh's Department of City Planning has put together walking tours of several areas of town, including Allegheny West, Mexican War Streets, Manchester, Fourth Avenue, Grant Street, Mellon Square, Monongehela Wharf, and Downtown Churches.

Community resources


  • Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation. Founded in 1964, Landmarks is dedicated to identifying and preserving the architectural landmarks, historic neighborhoods, and historic designed landscapes of Allegheny County and to educating people about this region's architectural heritage and urban and landscape design history. Landmarks offers a range of educational programs including: Architecture in the Classroom; Kennywood and Architecture; Architectural Apprenticeships; Art and Architecture; and Neighborhood Explorations. Call 471-5808 or email the PHLF Education Coordinator

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