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Motor Square Garden/AAA East Central (Liberty Market)

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Liberty Market
1898, Peabody and Stearns. 5900 Baum Blvd., East Liberty

This is one of just two survivors of the dozen market houses that once served Pittsburgh; the other is in the South Side (see AL48). Its circular dome of metal, timber, and glass rises above a block of light and dark yellow bricks, colored terra-cotta, and geometric ornament, while enormous round-arched windows in gabled wall dormers on all four elevations illuminate the interior. It ceased functioning as a market in 1916, and, since then, has been used for various purposes, including an exhibition space.

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Lu Donnelly et al.
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Lu Donnelly et al., "Motor Square Garden/AAA East Central (Liberty Market)", [Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/PA-01-AL97.

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 1

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania, Lu Donnelly, H. David Brumble IV, and Franklin Toker. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2010, 108-108.

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