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Oakland: Henry Hornbostel

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Henry Hornbostel (at left)
BORN: 1867.(33)
DIED: 14 December 1961.(34) 
BURIED: Harwinton, Connecticut.(35)

  • Major Hornbostel's architecture dominated the Pittsburgh scene in the first third of this century. It was he who designed the original buildings which now mingle with modern architecture on the campus of Carnegie Institute of Technology [now Carnegie Mellon University]. (36)

  • Architect of the City-County Building. (37)

  • Architect of Rodef Shalom. (38)

  • Architect of Webster Hall. (39)

  • Architect of Soldiers and Sailors Memorial. (40)

  • However his critics may regard his early architecture, they concede that Maj. Hornbostel was a man who would fight for his ideas. He did so in designing for the Smithfield Congregational Church (Downtown) its unique spire, one of the first architectural uses of aluminum. (41)

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