The Buildings of Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania builds on an 80-year tradition of documenting Western Pennsylvania architecture. Lu Donnelly, principal author and volume editor, served as survey director of the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation's "Allegheny County Historic Sites Survey" of 1979––84, which recorded some 8,500 sites. Other published surveys include Pittsburgh's Landmark Architecture: The Historic Buildings of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County (1997), by Walter C. Kidney, Landmark Architecture of Allegheny County Pennsylvania (1967), by James D. Van Trump and Arthur Ziegler, and The Early Architecture of Western Pennsylvania (1936), by Charles Morse Stotz. The new BUS Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania volume is a guidebook to selected extant buildings from the eighteenth to the twenty-first century in thirty-one counties——in effect, the western half of Pennsylvania. As Donnelly observes in her excellent introduction: "Some [buildings] were designed by famous architects, others...

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