Collection Type:

Dates: 
1863 to 1942
Biography/History: 

Ralph Adams Cram of Cram, Goodhue, and Ferguson, and later Cram and Ferguson, was America's premier Gothic Revival architect. He and his firms designed three major churches in Pittsburgh: Calvary Episcopal Church in Shadyside (1906-1907), Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church in Homewood (1928), and East Liberty Presbyterian Church (1931-1935); and a church in Greensburg: the First Presbyterian Church of Greensburg (1917).

Scope and Content: 

Collection includes published brochures on East Liberty Presbyterian Church; blueprints for Holy Rosary Church; and extensive documentation of Calvary Episcopal Church including ink-on-linen architectural drawings, blueprints, shop drawings for carved details, and specifications. The Pittsburgh Builders Exchange Collection includes construction photographs of the First Presbyterian Church of Greensburg.