Category Archives: Oakland

The Islamic Center of Pittsburgh and Schenley Farms: One Small Neighborhood, One Plot of Land, One Heap of Diversity

“We need diversity of thought in the world to face the new challenges.” – Tim Berners-Lee

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Croghan-Schenley Ballroom: Pitt’s Forgotten Gem

From Stanton Heights to Oakland, the legacy of the Schenley family lives on. Once part of the “Picnic House”, the lavish 19th century Croghan-Schenley Ballroom can now be seen inside the University of Pittsburgh’s Cathedral of Learning. Continue reading Croghan-Schenley Ballroom: Pitt’s Forgotten Gem

Bowman’s Baby – Cathedral of Learning

“A building to rise 500 feet or more above the grass…perfect in all details of material and design, would be a symbol of life on the campus. It would tell Pittsburgh every day of these values. It would unify Pittsburgh into a community conscious of its character…and no student could be so dumb but that he would at some time feel the lines and arches cry out to him a powerful note of victory and adventure.” – John G. Bowman

At the center of the University of Pittsburgh campus, this is one 535 foot tall landmark that you simply can not miss.

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Just a Library? I Think Not…

“A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert.” -Andrew Carnegie

The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is a staple of the city. Providing thousands with access to books and digital media, the library system has surely established itself as an imperative part of the city.
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