@madracket sometimes i wonder if property flippers/developers/real estate investors, realize the personal connections some pittsburghers have to the buildings they buy and sell. i’m not talking about anyone associated with this building in particular - the brass building on penn ave in the strip. it just happens to hold a special place in my heart and i can’t help but feel something when i drive past it. this building was one of several in the strip district that was central to pittsburgh nightlife via the 90s rave scene. the first floor of the building was dubbed “the sessions space”. DJs/promoters Dustin, Andy Sine & Kira put on some legendary events behind those doors. small, no frills, no lights, no heat, great sound. i remember a young Josh Topolsky (technology correspondent for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, former pittsburgh DJ and promoter) being so excited to play Big Audio Dynamite at midnight here one new years eve. it was a legitimate thing to be excited about. down the street was the graffiti warehouse (now cork factory lofts), and crane building nextdoor - where the rave scene met the club scene when robin fernandez of metropol gave us access to a legal warehouse space for events. we used spaces that nobody wanted, in buildings long forgotten. in a way we kept them alive. it was our life really, and it was an amazing thing to be a part of. although mostly overlooked, these are important parts of pittsburgh’s story. it worries me, what won’t become part of the record. the people and stories associated with these spaces are vital to understanding how pittsburgh made it through the lean years. i hope we can find a way to bring more of it to light.
This historic 1909 Period Revival reminiscent of Spanish Mission style has attractive arched openings that frame a grand porch. Click link in bio for full listing info, the interior photos are a must see! 📷: @historicmontana
This old home on Chicago's Astor Street has always been one of my favorites, probably because it's so unusual.
The Thomas W. Hinde House was designed in 1892 by architect Douglas S. Pentecost, who combined classical elements with diamond-paned windows and medieval Flemish motifs.
It's worth noting that Hinde was a Kentucky distiller who arrived in Chicago just five years earlier & made a hefty fortune with the Frankfort Distilling Company.
The first floor is taken up by an immense entry hall with a large fireplace, molded wood paneling, and a bench seat under stained glass windows. Sometimes when I walk by this home at night and the first floor windows are all lit up, the inside looks so beautiful!
lawrenceville house of the year about to hit the market. lucky whoever gets it. Sherwin-Williams Yellow Peace just went up on the properly restored exterior. beautiful work by Carol Peterson. not sure if she’d entertain an early offer, but you never know ⭐️☀️