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Impressive collection of photos of very many almost unbelievable mansions, most of which have been demolished too bad Each photo is accompanied by a fairly detailed caption often containing information on the original owner, his her profession, the architect builder, date built, address, current status existing or demolished , date demolished, etc One criticism far to often, the description in the caption fails to include some of the most important information in that list, such as the ad Impressive collection of photos of very many almost unbelievable mansions, most of which have been demolished too bad Each photo is accompanied by a fairly detailed caption often containing information on the original owner, his her profession, the architect builder, date built, address, current status existing or demolished , date demolished, etc One criticism far to often, the description in the caption fails to include some of the most important information in that list, such as the address, or the status whether the mansion still exists or whether it was demolished (((FREE))) ☘ Pittsburgh's Mansions ☠ In the th century, the positioning of Pittsburgh as a major manufacturing center and the subsequent rise of the area s steel industry created a wave of prosperity that prompted the beneficiaries of that wealth to construct extravagant residences Wealthy enclaves sprang up in the city s East End, across the river in neighboring Allegheny City, and into the countryside Pittsburgh s Mansions explores the stately homes of the area s prominent residents from the s through the s Businessmen such as HJ Heinz, Henry Clay Frick, and members of the Mellon family commissioned elaborate homes from the preeminent architects of their day Firms such as Alden Harlow, Janssen Abbott, and Rutan Russell left their marks on the city s landscape, often contributing iconic public buildings as well as expansive private homes Though many of the residences have since been lost, Pittsburgh s Mansions offers a look back at the peak of the city s prominence It was a little sad to see how many beautiful structures had been demolished. Being born and raised in Pittsburgh, I relished the pictures Wish it had a map of where each house once stood Also, not any real detail on the owners Surprisingly, I liked some of the Sewickley houses best The area was a summer retreat set up for these well to do types The homes werespacious, with gigantic porches over looking wide expanses Very beautiful, all of it. Growing up in the Pittsburgh area, I really enjoyed the book I was surprised how many of them were in Allegheny city now, the North Side of Pittsburgh It s too bad that many of them have been torn down It would ve been nice to see them However, even before reading this book, I toured Hartwood You can still see that one for a modest fee. Excellent ReadIf you are interested in the Pittsburgh of the past and the living history in the homes of that past that still stand this is a must read. Enjoyable, but certainly not worth 20 bucks. As a native of Pittsburgh, I love these wonderful old homes and wish thatof them were still here In this strong debut, the author gives us a glimpse into the prosperity of those times, a nice touch of local history, and an appreciation of architecture and design. I loved looking at all the old Mansions Too bad the pics were not in color It is a shame that so many of them have been torn down We have certainly lost a bit of our history by doing so A very quick read It took about 1 2 hour. Made me sad that so many of these beautiful mansions were torn down over the years.