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Old 07-27-2015, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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Someone engaged in thread necromancy here I see.

Honestly I don't think much of Pittsburgh, outside of certain segments of Downtown and Oakland (the Cathedral of Learning is considered one of the most notable neo-Gothic buildings in the country), gives a gothic vibe. Gothic architecture was not a huge thing here though in residential structures. The Heathside Cottage in Fineview is one of the few especially notable Gothic Revival homes in the city.



Pittsburgh is much more notable for its 19th century Italianate, Second Empire, and Queen Anne style houses.

If by "gothic" you merely mean areas which seem run down, grimy, and "spooky" though largely intact I suppose I can understand the comparison more.
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Old 07-27-2015, 10:52 AM
 
Location: The Springs
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I think of Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Philadelphia. Also agree with Detroit and Richmond. Some Midwest cities. Can't recall any in the west, south or PNW.
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Old 07-27-2015, 07:51 PM
 
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Wow. Those are some stunning homes. Sad the city is going through so much turmoil.
Not sure if you get HGTV. They will be rehabbing one of these houses. The good news is that this neighborhood is right across the street from the new hockey arena they just started building, and the new metro line they started laying the tracks for runs pass this neighborhood which should open in 2017.

Detroit mansion undergoes prep work ahead of HGTV visit
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Old 07-27-2015, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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Someone engaged in thread necromancy here I see.

Honestly I don't think much of Pittsburgh, outside of certain segments of Downtown and Oakland (the Cathedral of Learning is considered one of the most notable neo-Gothic buildings in the country), gives a gothic vibe. Gothic architecture was not a huge thing here though in residential structures. The Heathside Cottage in Fineview is one of the few especially notable Gothic Revival homes in the city.



Pittsburgh is much more notable for its 19th century Italianate, Second Empire, and Queen Anne style houses.

If by "gothic" you merely mean areas which seem run down, grimy, and "spooky" though largely intact I suppose I can understand the comparison more.
I don't get much of a gothic feel from this area minus the dreary weather thing too.
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