Monday, October 22, 2007

Where Fortunes Were Made

Speaking of "travel" pieces by out-of-town reporters about Gilded-Age Western Pennsylvania fortunes ...

Yesterday's New York Times included a piece on finding remnants of Andrew Carnegie's life in the place where he made his fortune.

In his article, writer David Lasin did not mention a certain office suite in Downtown Pittsburgh on the 16th Floor of the Old Alcoa Building (aka "The Regional Enterprise Tower") -- home of the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission. (Workplace for more than three years of yours truly.)

The photo above from the Carnegie Music Hall in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh is from a slide show at the NYTimes Website credited to photographer Jeff Swenson. Caption: "The best part of the Music Hall is the marble foyer, redolent of the Gilded Age."

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