MANY AGREE THAT PITTSBURGH HAS MORE DISTINCTIVE AND remarkable church buildings than any other city of comparable size in the United States. Many of these will be visited during the forthcoming OHS convention in June, including several mentioned here, but you may want to see them all, if time permits.
Pittsburgh is fortunate to have three church buildings designed by Ralph Adams Cram.
CALVARY EPISCOPAL CHURCH
315 SHADY AVENUE
This is the earliest Cram church, 1907, designed on the traditional cruciform plan. The outside walls are primarily of smooth stone with little ornamentation. In his 1936 book, My Life in Architecture, Cram wrote, "The central tower I …