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Clayton Through the Trees

the clay mansion

Clayton Through the Trees

Clayton is the name given to the Frick family’s mansion in the east end of Pittsburgh—yes, that Frick family. I attended a concert on the grounds, which are now a city park, on Friday night, a huge crowd of classical music lovers with picnics sitting in the grass to hear Daphne Alderson and her Amazing Band. The concert was truly amazing, the weather was perfect, and for all we call that group of filthy-rich industrialists a bunch of “robber barons”, I’m also glad they found the arts important enough to donate their homes and grounds for performance space and galleries and endowed several arts organizations and foundations in Pittsburgh.