Autopsy of Architecture

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Holy Roman Trinity Catholic Church

Photo © 2016 David Bulit, Holy Roman Trinity Catholic Church - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

According to the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh, “Holy Trinity was founded as a Slovak parish in 1901. Before that year, the Slovak immigrants who had moved to the Duquesne/West Mifflin area to work in the mills traveled to either Braddock or McKeesport to attend Mass. To avoid this inconvenience, local Slovaks purchased property on First

Eastern State Penitentiary

Photo © 2016 David Bulit, Eastern State Penitentiary - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Eastern State Penitentiary was erected in 1829 and at the time, it was the largest and most expensive public structure in the country with a final price tag of $750,000. Its architectural significance first arose in 1821, when British architect John Haviland was chosen to design the building. Haviland found most of his inspiration for

The Legendary Blue Horizon

Photo © 2016 David Bulit, The Legendary Blue Horizon - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Blue Horizon was a historic 1,346-seat boxing venue located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Ring magazine voted it the number-one boxing venue in the world, and Sports Illustrated noted it as the last great boxing venue in the country. The Blue Horizon was featured in the film Rocky V as some of the fight scenes