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Old 05-19-2011, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Oakland CA
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The steps to nowhere -- that got to me -- reminded me of the Oakland Hills fire....
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Old 05-19-2011, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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Beautiful! Thanks for doing this.
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Old 05-19-2011, 02:26 PM
 
Location: NJ
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What is that building at 5:33 minutes? Is it for sale? It's beautiful
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Old 05-19-2011, 02:37 PM
 
Location: City of McKeesport
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That house was built in 1890 for Charles Schwab, who managed US Steel and owned Bethlehem Steel. The architect was Frederic Osterling.

It appears to be in good condition. It's not for sale, but it sold in 1984 (according to the Allegheny County Assessment site) for $72,500 (what a deal).

It's 7,800 square ft., so I wouldn't want to know what the gas bill would be (yikes).

The address is 541 Jones Ave., Braddock, PA.

It closesly resembles the Frick Mansion.

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Old 05-19-2011, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Mexican War Streets
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That house was built in 1890 for Charles Schwab, who managed US Steel and owned Bethlehem Steel. The architect was Frederic Osterling.

It appears to be in good condition. It's not for sale, but it sold in 1984 (according to the Allegheny County Assessment site) for $72,500 (what a deal).

It's 7,800 square ft., so I wouldn't want to know what the gas bill would be (yikes).

The address is 541 Jones Ave., Braddock, PA.

It closesly resembles the Frick Mansion.

It does look a bit like Clayton. Here's the assessment page:

Allegheny County Assessment
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Old 05-19-2011, 02:59 PM
 
Location: City of McKeesport
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I just researched a bit about Frederick Osterling, the architect, and I found out he also designed Clayton (two years later).
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Old 05-21-2011, 01:54 PM
 
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thanks for the information about that house! i used to pass it on the bus on my way to work every day and wonder who it originally belonged to.

that yellow house on the hill is pretty amazing as well (on a different level, but still).
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