Selected bibliography of key sources. For more extensive bibliography, see Tannler, "A Select Bibliography..." below under Research Aids.
Allegheny County, Pensylvania, Real Estate Web Site
- AIA Historical Directory of American Architects. Includes: American Architects Directory. New York, R. R. Bowker Co., 1956, 1962, 1970.
- Aurand, Martin. Pittsburgh Architecture: A Guide to Research. Pittsburgh:
Carnegie Mellon University Architecture Archives, 1991. Updated by this Web
- Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals [Various publishers and
dates.] Indexing ca. 1900- .
- "Bibliography of the Works of James D. Van Trump." In Van Trump,
James D. Life and Architecture in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh
History & Landmarks Foundation, 1983. 363-392.
- The Burnham Index to Architectural Literature. 10 vols. New York:
Garland, 1989. Indexing ca. 1919-1965. Now incoporated into the online version of the Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals.
- Postwar Pittsburgh Architecture Bibliography (Martin Aurand / Carnegie Mellon University Architecture Archives)
- Tannler, Albert M. "A Select Bibliography of Landmark Architecture in Pittsburgh
and Allegheny County." In Kidney, Walter C. Pittsburgh's Landmark Architecture:
The Historic Buildings of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. Pittsburgh:
Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, 1997. 665-690.
- Tannler, Albert M. A List of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County Buildings
and Architects, 1950-2005. 3rd ed. Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh History and Landmarks
- Uhl, Lauren and Audrey Iacone. How to Discover the History of Your Old
House. Pittsburgh: Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania, 1996.
- Vater, David J. "Architect and Author: A Review of Books Written by
Western Pennsylvania Architects." Columns 17:2 (March 2003), 12-17.
- Withey, Henry F. Biographical Dictionary of American Architects (Deceased).
Los Angeles: New Age Publishing Company, 1956. Reprinted Detroit: Omnigraphics,
- Historic Pittsburgh
A comprehensive collection of online resources that supports personal and scholarly research of the western Pennsylvania area.
- Archival Finding Aids
- Census Records
- Aurand, Martin. The Spectator and the Topographical City. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2007.
- Bolden, Frank E., Lawrence A. Glasco, and Eliza Smith Brown. A Legacy in Bricks and Mortar: African-American Landmarks in Allegheny County. Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, 1995.
- Donnelly, Lu et al. Buildings of Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania. Charlottesvilles, VA: University of Virginia Press, 2010.
- Gay, Vernon and Marilyn Evert. Discovering Pittsburgh Sculpture. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1983.
- Grimley, Chris, Kubo, Michael, and El Samahy, Rami. Imagining the Modern: Architecture and Urbanism of the Pittsburgh Renaissance. New York, New York: The Montacelli Press, 2019.
- Kidney, Walter C. Landmark Architecture: Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, 1985.
- Kidney, Walter C. Pittsburgh's Landmark Architecture: The Historic Buildings of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, 1997.
- Kidney, Walter C. Pittsburgh's Bridges: Architecture and Engineering. Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, 1999.
- Stotz, Charles Morse. The Early Architecture of Western Pennsylvania. New York: W. Helburn for the Buhl Foundation, 1936; reprinted as The Architectural Heritage of Western Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1966; reprinted with a new introduction by Dell Upton. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1995.
- Swetnam, George. A Guidebook to Historic Western Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh : University of Pittsburgh Press, 1976; revised and enlarged, 1991.
- Tannler, Albert M. Pittsburgh Architecture in the Twentieth Century: Notable Modern Buildings and Their Architects. Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation, 2013.
Toker, Franklin. Buildings of Pittsburgh. Chicago: Society of Architectural Historians; Santa Fe: Center for American Places; Charlottesville: In association with the University of Virginia Press, 2007.
- Toker, Franklin. Pittsburgh: An Urban Portrait. University Park, Pa.: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 1986; reprinted Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1994.
- Toker, Franklin. Pittsburgh: A New Portrait. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2009.
- Van Trump, James D. Life and Architecture in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh:
Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, 1983. With a Van Trump bibliography.
- Ziegler, Arthur P. and James D. Van Trump. Landmark Architecture of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, 1967.
Key Journals and Serials
- Builder (Pittsburgh) (vols. 20-34:3), 1904-1919 [only extant volumes
- Builders Bulletin (vols. 1- 89:13), 1916-2005. Continued online for members of the Pittsburgh Builders Exchange.
- Catalogue of the Annual Architectural Exhibition by the Pittsburgh Chapter,
American Institute of Architects. Pittsburgh: 1898.
- Charette (vols. 1-54), 1920-1974. View online at Charette.
- Columns (vols. 1- ), 1987- . View issues since November, 2005 online at Columns.
- Construction (vols. 1-3), 1905-1906. Continuation of The
- Construction Record (vols. 45:1-55:9), 1910-1916 [only extant volumes
- Engineering News / Engineering News Record (vols. 1- ), 1874- .
- Inland Architect and News Record / Inland Architect and Builder (vols.
- Interstate Architect and Builder (vols. 1-4), 1899-1902. Continued as Ohio Architect & Builder.
- Ohio Architect & Builder (vols. 1-33), 1903-1919. Continuation
of Interstate Architect and Builder.
- Pennsylvania Architect (vols. 1-7:1), 1988-1994.
- PHLF News [Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation News]. (vols.1-
), 1966- . View online at
- Pittsburgh Architectural Club Exhibition Catalogs (vols. 1-11), 1900-1916. Index available at Pittsburgh History and Landmarks
- Pittsburgh History: A Magazine of the City and its Region (vols.
72-81), 1989-1998. Continuation of Western Pennsylvania Historical
Magazine. Continued as Western Pennsylvania History.
View online at Western Pennsylvania History.
- Western Pennsylvania Historical Magazine (vols. 1-71), 1918-1988.
Continued as Pittsburgh History.
View online at Western Pennsylvania History.
- Western Pennsylvania History (vols. 82-), 1999- . Continuation
of Western Pennsylvania Historical Magazine and Pittsburgh History.
View most issues online at Western Pennsylvania History.
- Yearbook of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Institute of Architects
(vols. 1-2), 1970-1971.
-  Schuyler, Montgomery. "Buildings of Pittsburgh." Architectural
Record (The Pittsburgh Number) 30:3 (September 1911), 204-282.
-  Embury, Aymer. "Impressions of Three Cities: III Pittsburgh." Architecture
31:4 (April 1915), 105-109.
-  "Pittsburgh Renascent." Architectural Forum 91:5 (November
-  Kidney, Walter C. "Pittsburgh: A Study in Urban Identity." Progressive Architecture 49 (March 1968), 116-127.
-  Barnett, Jonathan. "Designing Downtown Pittsburgh." Architectural
Record 170:1 (January 1982), 90-107.
-  Schmertz, Mildred F. "Pittsburgh's Latest Revival. Architecture
86:6 (June 1997), 49-52.
-  Ryan, Raymund. "View From Pittsburgh." Architectural
Review 214:1282 (December, 2003), 30-31.
-  O'Toole, Christine H. "Pittsburgh: The Former Steel Town Enbraces Its Rivers and Green Design." Architectural Record 200:10 (October 2012), cover, 94-103.
- Aurand, Martin. "Prairie School Architecture in Pittsburgh." Pittsburgh
History 78:1 (Spring 1995), 4-20.
- Kuncio, Gerald M. "Golden Age in the City of Bridges." Western
Pennsylvania History 82:2 (1999), 58-68, 70-73.
- Muller, Edward K. and Bauman, John F. " The Olmsteds in Pittsburgh: Landscaping the Private City." Pittsburgh History 76:3 (1993), 122-140; 76:4 (1993-1994) 191-205.
- Tannler, Albert M. "D.H. Burnham & Company in Pittsburgh." PHLF News 175 (April 2009), 16-21.
- Van Trump, James D. "Art Deco." Carnegie Magazine 51:5 (May 1977),
- Van Trump, James D. The Gothic Revival in Pittsburgh: A Medievalistic
Excursion. Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, 1975;
reprinted from Carnegie Magazine 48:2 (February 1974), 57-69.
- Van Trump. "The Romanesque Revival in Pittsburgh." Journal of the Society
of Architectural Historians 16:3 (October 1957), 23-29.
Monographs and Monographic Articles
- Aurand, Martin. The Progressive Architecture of Frederick G. Scheibler,
Jr. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press,1994.
- Bates, John C., Esq. "John T. Comès, Catholic Architect (1873-1922)." Gathered Fragments: A Publication of the Catholic Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania
23 (Fall 2013), 23-50.
- Kidney, Walter C. Henry Hornbostel: An Architect's Master Touch.
Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, 2002.
- Floyd, Margaret Henderson. Longfellow, Alden & Harlow: Architecture After
Richardson, Boston and Pittsburgh. Chicago: University of Chicago Press;
Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, 1994.
- Miller, Donald. The Architecture of Benno Janssen. Richmond, VA:
- Miller, Donald and Aaron Sheon. Organic Vision: The Architecture of Peter
Berndtson. The Hexagon Press, 1980.
- Washy, Kathleeen. "Designing in God's Name" Architect Carlton Strong." Gathered Fragments: A Publication of the Catholic Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania 26 (Fall 2016), cover, 2-31.
Papers, Theses, and Dissertations
- Althouse, Carol Anne. Peter Eisenman's Design for the Carnegie Mellon
Research Institute. M.A. Thesis, University of Pittsburgh, 1998.
- Bamberg, Angelique. Planning and Maintaining the Ideal Community: The
History and Preservation of Chatham Village, Pittsburgh, Pa. M.A. Thesis,
Cornell University, 1998.
- Belnap, Gillian Hirth. The Apartment Buildings of Frederick G. Scheibler,
Jr., With a Catalogue of All His Multiple Residences. Phd. Dissertation,
University of Pittsburgh, 1985.
- Brown, Mark M. The Architecture of Steel: Site Planning and Building
Type in the Nineteenth-Century American Bessemer Steel Industry. Phd.
Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh, 1995.
Brown, Mark M. The Cathedral of Learning, 1921-1926: A History of an Architectural Design for the University of Pittsburgh. M.A. Thesis, State University of New York at Binghamton, 1983.
- Clouse, Jerry A. A Study of Agricultural/Vernacular Architecture of Central
and Southwestern Pennsylvania: With a Particular Emphsis on the Barns of These
Regions. Harrisburg: Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 1995.
- Flemming, Ulrich, et al. A Pattern Book for Shadyside. Department
of Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University, 1985.
- Golden, David Andrew. The 1920's Single Family Houses of Frederick G.
Scheibler, Jr.: An Architectural Analysis of Four Examples Built in Pittsburgh's
East End. Master of Architecture Thesis, Carnegie Mellon University, 1988.
- Gordon, Susan. The Success of Chatham Village, 1932-2003: A Planned Community
by Clarence Stein and Henry Wright in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. M.A. Thesis,
Cornell University, 2003.
- Grantmyre, Laura. Visual Representations of Redevelopment in Pittsburgh's Hill District, 1943-1968. Phd. Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh, 2014.
- Grash, Valerie Sue. The Commercial Skyscrapers of Pittsburgh: Industrialists
and Financiers, 1885-1932. Phd. Dissertation, Pennsylvania State University,
- Greenwalt, Justin P. Pittsburgh's East Liberty Project: Preserving the Artifacts of the Urban Renewal Era. M.S. Thesis, Columbia University, 2010.
- Harchelroad, Jean L. The Evolution of Public Elementary School Architecture
in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1835-1915: An Analysis of Changing Styles and
Functions. Phd. Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh, 1988.
- Hetherington, Edwin S. The Allegheny County Courthouse and Jail by Henry
Hobson Richardson. Thesis, Princeton University, 1971.
- Jucha, Robert. The Anatomy of a Streetcar Suburb: A Development and Architectural
History of Pittsburgh's Shadyside District, 1960-1920. Phd. Dissertation,
George Washington University, 1980; Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilm
- Klukos, Arnold William. Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
M.A. Thesis, University of Pittsburgh, 1973.
- Koegler, Karen. Building in Stone in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Phd.
Dissertation, University of Kentucky, 1992. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms
- Mead, Clyde Pfouts. Henry Hornbostel: A Transitional Architect. M.A.
Thesis, Cornell University, 1968.
- Rosenblum, Charles Loren. The Architecture of Henry Hornbostel: Progressive and Traditional Design in the American Beaux-Arts Movement. Phd. Dissertation, University of Virginia, 2009.
- Simpson, Donald E. American Halicarnassus: The Mary E. Schenley Memorial, Andrew Carnegie, and the Origin of Pittsburgh's Oakland Cultural Center. M.A. Thesis, University of Pittsburgh, 2009.
- Simpson, Donald E. Civic Center and Cultural Center: The Grouping of Public Buildings in Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Detroit and the Emergence of the City Monumental in the Modern Metropolis. Phd. Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh, 2013.
- Taylor, Rives Trau. The American College and Its Architecture: An Institutional
Imperative [Hornbostel and Carnegie Tech]. M.S. Thesis, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, 1988.