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Progress Photographs: William Penn Hotel

What's online?

The entire collection is scanned and online.

What's in the entire collection?

The collection is held by the Archives Service Center (ASC) at the University of Pittsburgh. The William Penn Hotel album contains 28 linen-backed photographs in chronological order bound in limb red-leather. Two photographs document the groundbreaking ceremony held on July 7, 1914. Twelve photographs document the excavation process. Fourteen photographs document the actual construction of the steel-framed hotel. The photographs in the album were taken every two weeks to show construction progress. The last photograph in the album is dated March 11, 1916. Read more...

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