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Old 09-23-2011, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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What's the story with 1036 South Braddock? That face has been out there for at least 18 years, and is very unique and a bit freaky.


http://images.county.allegheny.pa.us/CLTcgi2/webimage.dbw?Project=Allegheny&ParcelID='0177B0016 4000000'&Image=1&Resize=350x263 (broken link)
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Old 09-23-2011, 04:55 PM
 
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dionysus! i have no idea who decided to put that there though. i guess someone just thought it looked cool!
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Old 09-23-2011, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Saint Petersburg
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Glad someone thought to ask this question of the Pittsburgh experts on City-Data Forum. I have always been curious about the Dionysius building too! Was the "decoration" possibly a fountain at one point?

I hope someone is able to answer your question. Inquiring minds want to know!
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Old 09-23-2011, 06:22 PM
 
Location: United States
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Glad someone thought to ask this question of the Pittsburgh experts on City-Data Forum. I have always been curious about the Dionysius building too! Was the "decoration" possibly a fountain at one point?

I hope someone is able to answer your question. Inquiring minds want to know!
It was indeed a working fountain, and was restored back into working order at one point, but I haven't noticed it being on in years.

It's been there for as long as I can remember, at least 25-30 years.

ETA: If my memory is correct, I saw "Raiders of the Lost Ark" at the Regent Square Theater in 1981, and I believe the fountain was there then, so I'd say it's been there for at least 30 years.

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Old 09-23-2011, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Regent Square, Pittsburgh, PA
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I'd show up for the party where it flowed again... with wine! I always wondered about it each time I passed it.

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Old 09-23-2011, 06:35 PM
 
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Some of the comments in this article purport to give some additional details.
Mysteries of Regent Square - Forest Hills-Regent Square, PA Patch
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Old 09-24-2011, 06:13 AM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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Thank you Spam for asking! I always wondered myself. My friend knew who that was, but know idea why it was on there.
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Old 09-24-2011, 06:21 AM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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Some of the comments in this article purport to give some additional details.
Mysteries of Regent Square - Forest Hills-Regent Square, PA Patch
I was reading some of the replies to the thread on the above link and was interesting to hear that building was runored to be a bordello, lol.

They also mentioned the Heidelburg building down the street.That is a neat looking building that has mushrooms carved out on the side. I always wondered about that (hidden meaning?)
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Old 09-24-2011, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Yeah
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is very unique and a bit freaky.

So are the people who live there.
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Old 09-24-2011, 03:45 PM
 
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interesting to hear that building was runored to be a bordello, lol.
As much fun as it would be if that story was true, and as much as Regt Sq desperately needs a proper cat house, it would be devious indeed to hide one behind a giant leering Bacchus mask.
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