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1129 Ridge Avenue, Pittsburgh PA  was the home of carpetbagger C.W. Congelier, his Mexican wife Lyda, and servant Essie.  In 1871, when Lyda discovered an affair between her husband and Essie, she stabbed him to death and beheaded the maid.  Even so, there was more to come.

1129 Ridge Avenue, Pittsburgh PA was the home of carpetbagger C.W. Congelier, his Mexican wife Lyda, and servant Essie. In 1871, when Lyda discovered an affair between her husband and Essie, she stabbed him to death and beheaded the maid. Even so, there was more to come.

the world's SKINNIEST building...in my BELOVED downtown pittsburgh, pa<3.....click through to read more!!! :-)

the world's SKINNIEST building...in my BELOVED downtown pittsburgh, pa<3.....click through to read more!!! :-)

The Union Trust Building (501 Grant St., Pittsburgh, PA), was erected in 1915-16 by the industrialist Henry Clay Frick. The Flemish-Gothic structure's original purpose was to serve as a shopping arcade. The building is modeled after the famous Municipal Hall at Leuven, Belgium, partly destroyed during the World Wars. Designed by Frederick J. Osterling. The Union Trust Company purchased the structure in 1923, renaming it from the Union Arcade to the Union Trust Building.

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The Union Trust Building (501 Grant St., Pittsburgh, PA), was erected in 1915-16 by the industrialist Henry Clay Frick. The Flemish-Gothic structure's original purpose was to serve as a shopping arcade. The building is modeled after the famous Municipal Hall at Leuven, Belgium, partly destroyed during the World Wars. Designed by Frederick J. Osterling. The Union Trust Company purchased the structure in 1923, renaming it from the Union Arcade to the Union Trust Building.

Pittsburgh previous city hall was replaced by a now abandoned retail store that has all the charm of an outhouse.

Pittsburgh previous city hall was replaced by a now abandoned retail store that has all the charm of an outhouse.

North Side Post Office (now the Children's Museum), 1905. 17 Vintage Photos of the Steel City of Old - The 412 - January 2014

North Side Post Office (now the Children's Museum), 1905. 17 Vintage Photos of the Steel City of Old - The 412 - January 2014

the home of Richard Beatty Mellon at 6500 Fifth Avenue. This postcard shows the 60+ room mansion as it looked in 1915. The mansion was built between 1907 and 1909 by the same architects who designed many of the buildings in Pittsburgh.  Read more: http://www.wtae.com/news/-/9681432/13404662/-/12lbm3p/-/index.html#ixzz2rwHUmJk9

the home of Richard Beatty Mellon at 6500 Fifth Avenue. This postcard shows the 60+ room mansion as it looked in 1915. The mansion was built between 1907 and 1909 by the same architects who designed many of the buildings in Pittsburgh. Read more: http://www.wtae.com/news/-/9681432/13404662/-/12lbm3p/-/index.html#ixzz2rwHUmJk9

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