Category Archives: Morningside

parting shot: morningside

Morningside, as viewed from a portion of Stanton Heights. You can kind of see how Morningside is tucked into a little flat valley. You can also kind of see that the architecture might be a little more uniform than I … Continue reading

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new series: why on earth don’t you live in pittsburgh

Seriously, why on earth don’t you live in Pittsburgh? 1621 Chislett Street. 6 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms. 2500 sq ft. Built in 1925. $179,000.

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morning glory coffeehouse

It’s pretty slim-pickings when it comes to dining options in Morningside, but if the lack of options keep you headed back to the same place over and over, count yourself among the lucky that Morning Glory Coffeehouse is your slim-picking-pick. … Continue reading

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vilsack row

Frederick G. Scheibler was a prominent Pittsburgh architect during the first half of the 20th century. Born and raised in the area, Scheibler had 150 commissions in and around southwestern PA, most of them in Pittsburgh’s ‘suburban’ neighborhoods. ‘Vilsack Row’ … Continue reading

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italian connection

Many Morningsiders maintain strong connections to their Italian roots. Spigno Saturnia is a small agricultural town near Naples from which many Morningsiders emigrated. The building pictured below is a clubhouse of sorts. (MTV’s Jersey Shore has created a whole new … Continue reading

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view from baker street

Folks who live on Baker Street get a great view of the Monongahela Allegheny (thanks Erick, no thanks decaf coffee) from their back windows.

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housing adhd

Most of Morningside’s houses were built in the last century. In many of the neighborhoods I’ve been to so far, the architecture follows loose patterns and certain themes pop up over and over again. The architectural theme in Morningside: 20th … Continue reading

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