Train Station Architecture
Coraopolis Train Station: Architectural Significance
The above presentation was made possible by the expert guidance of Tim Engleman of the Shadyside Lantern, who generously provided access and permission for the archive to feature his own original architectural research into the station:
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Pittsburgh is home to a wealth of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture. After Richardson died, three firms carried on his legacy: Shepley, Rutan & Coolidge; Rutan & Russell; and Longfellow, Alden & Harlow. All firms trained under Richardson, and hence, Richardson’s DNA runs through these works. In addition, other buildings popped up all over Allegheny County simply paying homage to the master’s style. Here is a tour of a collection of Richardsonian Romanesque buildings in the Pittsburgh area, from those constructed by Richardson himself to those that simply embrace and continue his vision. Each image below links to a page with more photographs and information about the building (*under construction*).