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H. H. Richardson’s Allegheny County Courthouse & Jail Guidebook




Albert M. Tannler

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, 2016

Here is a compact, handsomely illustrated architectural history of H. H. Richardson’s Allegheny County Courthouse and Jail, the most significant of Pittsburgh’s great buildings. The book is organized as a walking tour around the exterior and within the public areas of both the Courthouse and the former jail. It includes a map, three diagrams, and a bibliography. This second edition expands upon the first edition published in 2007.

“The book really looks fantastic. It is well designed, clearly organized, and readable. I found its approach of mixing occasional quotes with the text, and the sequencing of the actual tours to be very convincing. The photos, maps, and graphics are also excellent.”

–Dietrich C. Neumann, Professor of the History of Modern Architecture and Director, Urban Studies, Brown University

  • 96 pages, soft cover; 5″ x 8″
  • 90 photographs and map
  • ISBN 978-0-9969372-1-4
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