It is almost invisible now, a ghost of a building squatting in the shade of looming hemlocks at the edge of the highway. Though it’s now rundown and overgrown, the brooding brilliance of the place endures. You still can see its crisp, horizontal lines formed by the distinctive, rough-​hewn rocks, laid by hand…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2007
  • Sub Heading After Edgar Kaufmann Jr. stumbled upon this house, his father told Frank Lloyd Wright, “We have our builder“
The blood splatters on the lawn would wash away with the next rain, but Mary and I knew the crimson stains on the tree trunk would be there a long time. The most jarring moments came when we encountered the body on the floor, head half shot away. His name was Trevor, and…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2007
  • Sub Heading Robert Matzen filmed the story of our founding father and what he was really like
Collecting is an addictive passion. My wife and I collect architect-​designed chairs, carved and inlaid wood items, textiles, bakelite dress clips, pre-​Revolutionary maps of New England, miniature hats and, perhaps the strangest, glass swizzle sticks with a Pittsburgh provenance.

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2007
  • Sub Heading What’s the connection between a French artist and a local baseball great?
Standing in his new South Side studio, a patchwork of windows letting in the mid-​day light, glass artist Drew Hine reaches for a map to illustrate his connection to the early days of Pittsburgh glassmaking, an industry that emerged 210 years ago from a red-​hot amalgam of sand, ash, lime and coal.

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2007
  • Sub Heading City of steel or city of glass? Pittsburgh shows its wares
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