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Henry Hornbostel: In Architecture & Legacy Film Screening

December 11, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Henry HornbostelJoin us at the Landmarks Preservation Resource Center in Wilkinsburg for a screening of “Henry Hornbostel: In Architecture and Legacy,”  a film by Len Caric and Mark Fallone, which recently debuted on WQED and profiles the life and work of one of the most prolific American architects. Al Tannler, PHLF’s Historical Collections Director, is one of the authorities featured in the film. PHLF published a book on Hornbostel and several copies will be available for purchase ($39.95).
The film screening will be followed by a short question-and-answer by the filmmakers. This screening is FREE and open to the public. RSVPs are appreciated. Contact Mary Lu Denny: 412-471-5808 ext. 527.

Enter the world of architecture in this television biography that showcases the life and times of Henry Hornbostel. Hornbostel stepped onto the stage of architecture history and into the spotlight of the American renaissance when in 1904 industry giant Andrew Carnegie chose him and partner George Palmer to design and construct Carnegie Tech in Pittsburgh, known today as Carnegie Mellon University. Hornbostel’s body of work is grand and national in scope. His buildings, bridges, monuments and homes are a timeless tribute to the French-styled Beaux Arts, yet they all remain American classics. Unique and universal in their appeal, Hornbostel’s designs continue to inspire us more than a century removed from his sketch pad and colorful imagination.  Born from our American story, Hornbostel’s vision for cities, architecture and life capture our curiosity and steal our hearts.

The Filmakers:

Len Caric
Executive Producer
Len is a veteran of the business world and begins his third television project in as many years. A Pittsburgh native, Len has worked tirelessly on the Hornbostel project establishing American Ark Films in The Fall of 2010 as a Pittsburgh-based documentary production firm dedicated to bringing the greatest stories never told to the screen. On the Hornbostel project, Len continues to raise production funding, build partnerships and serve as line producer bringing together not only crews, schedules and logistics, but film.

Mark Fallone
Director/Director of Photography
Mark brings years of work behind the camera to bear on this very visual story of Hornbostel and his remarkable buildings. “It’s a show made for the camera,” as Mark has been known to say on occasion. Having served as a director and producer on a variety of television projects for clients and his own projects, Mark is excited about bringing Hornbostel to audiences in Pittsburgh and beyond. When he’s not at work on this project, Mark heads up the production arm of New Perspective Communications in Pittsburgh’s colorful Strip District.


December 11, 2013
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation

100 West Station Square Drive, Suite 450

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone: 412-471-5808  |  Fax: 412-471-1633