Collection Type:

1842 to 1912

The famous Chicago architect, and his firm D. H. Burnham & Co., completed more than a dozen buildings in Pittsburgh between 1898 and 1910, many on prominent sites. Projects included numerous commercial buildings, including a handful of early skyscrapers, and the Union Station.

Scope and Content: 

Collection consists of drawings of Pittsburgh's Union Station (1898-1903). These include architectural drawings, reproduced as blueprints on linen, with hand-coloring; and structural drawings.

Select Bibliography: 

Van Trump, James D. Pittsburgh's Neglected Gateway: The Rotunda of the Pennsylvania Railroad Station. Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, 1968.