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A presentation about the Cathedral of Learning

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    • Seventh highest building in PGH ?
    • Peci
    • Beginnings …
      1921 – John Bowman tenth chancellor of the University.
      Frick Acres – Mellon family
      Gothic architects - Charles Klauder - two years to finish
      “the masonry was started from the top downward”
    • Who is the tallest in PGH …
      1926 - the tallest building in Pittsburgh
      Now the seventh
      The U.S. Steel Tower
      However, the tallest educational building in the Western hemisphere.
    • How …
      donations from industries
      Corporations
      Individuals
      foreign governments
      "Buy a Brick for Pitt“
      97,000 certificates
    • Rooms
      Commons Room
      Nationality Rooms
      Classrooms
      Croghan-Schenley Ballroom
      Darlington Memorial Library
      Braun Room
      • University Honors College
      • Babcock Room
      • Studio Theater
      • McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success
    • Commons Room
      52 ft (16 m) tall
      Very expensive
      "You cannot build a great University with fraud in it“ Bowman
    • Nationality Rooms
      27 Nationality Rooms (not sure)
      Where ? – 1 and 3
      When ? – 1926
      Who ? - each nationality that had a significant number of people in Pittsburgh
    • Croghan-Schenley Ballroom - room 156
      A story behind …
      William S. Miller, then president of Steelwood Corp., purchased the Croghan mansion
      1955 - were dismantled and rebuilt in the Cathedral
    • Darlington Memorial Library
      Where ? – sixth floor
      American history and literature
      Entrance
      Main Room
    • Braun Room and University Honors College
      Where BR? - twelfth floor
      Where UHC ? -35th and 36th
      Bachelor of Philosophy (BPhil) degree
    • Summary
      The tallest educational building in the Western hemisphere.
      "Buy a Brick for Pitt“
      Nationality Rooms
      “They shall find wisdom here and faith—in steel and stone, in character and thought—they shall find beauty, adventure, and moments of high victory,” John Bowman.
    • Q and A ?
    • Thanks