Architecture Around Us: Frederick J. Osterling's Neighborhood: His Residential Designs in Brighton Heights


One of Pittsburgh’s most illustrious architects, Frederick J. Osterling (1865-1934), enjoyed a prolifc career in the region, with more than 200 known commissions. He may have done many more, but unfortunately his company’s records were lost in the St. Patrick’s Day food of 1936. His most famous projects are commercial and civic works such the Union Trust Building, the majestic Washington County Courthouse, and the Allegheny County Morgue. He also designed several early high-rise office towers in downtown Pittsburgh and a number of schools, hospitals, and institutional campuses.

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