This is an important collection of early-twentieth-century residential designs in an extraordinary setting overlooking the Ohio River. Designed by local architect John Henry Craner (1872–1955), the houses emphasize the texture and color of the shingles and bricks, the medieval half timbering, and leaded glass windows. Craner trained in the offices of Longfellow, Alden and Harlow in Pittsburgh before returning to his birthplace to open his own firm c. 1910. The large and small Tudor Revival houses he designed are characterized by steeply sloped roofs and irregular rooflines. Examples of his work are dotted throughout the borough, but are best seen here.
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