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One Thin Slice, 2010

tall narrow building
tall narrow building

One Thin Slice

What do you do when your city lot is at a 25 degree angle to the street? You build a building that looks completely normal from the front, but comes to a very slim edge at one corner. It’s very interesting from the outside, but I’d love to see what the rooms look like inside—what could you possibly put in the corner of a room like that?

This building is one of many along Shiloh Street in Mt. Washington, Pittsburgh, that are angled to the street in much the same way. Buildings of an interesting shape and narrow streets on extreme hills (tomorrow) make the neighborhoods a very interesting visit.

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One Thin Slice

tall narrow angled building

One Thin Slice

What do you do when your city lot is at a 25 degree angle to the street? You build a building that looks completely normal from the front, but comes to a very slim edge at one corner. It’s very interesting from the outside, but I’d love to see what the rooms look like inside—what could you possibly put in the corner of a room like that?

This building is one of many along Shiloh Street in Mt. Washington, Pittsburgh, that are angled to the street in much the same way. Buildings of an interesting shape and narrow streets on extreme hills (tomorrow) make the neighborhoods a very interesting visit.


Looks Like the Holidays

Window with Victorian holiday decoration

Simple Holiday Decoration

I stopped at a traffic light and saw this lovely set of windows, beautiful in any season with its original wooden shutters, carved half-posts between the windows and colorful opaque stained glass lights at the top, but so tastefully decorated and I wondered if in the building’s youth before the turn of the century the Victorian-era resident had chosen a similar theme, candles on the windowsill inside, swags and bright red bows on the sill outside. The building is tall and narrow and so plain; next to this window is a simple paneled door and upstairs two individual double-hung windows without colored glass lights, a little bit of gingerbread around the eaves and that’s it. But I’ve often wondered at the room behind that marvelous window.