Dome Construction of
The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science, Pittsburgh
Historic Correspondence

By Glenn A. Walsh

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Internet Web Site Master Index for the History of
The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science, Pittsburgh

Correspondence of Frank T. Bretherton to
Rafael Guastavino, Founder of the R. Guastavino Company

[Except one letter to another R. Guastavino Company employee, a Mr. Summerville (Oct. 11, 1938, first letter),
and two letters addressed, "Dear Sirs:"(October 24 and 25, 1938).]

Carbon Copies of Letters, from R. Guastavino Company's Standard Correspondence Book

SPECIAL NOTE: Each link to an "Actual Letter" page links to an enlarged version of the original carbon copy of that letter page; it is enlarged, from its normal size, for readability. As such, each is a large JPEG image file and may take some time to load, particularly on older computers and computers using telephone modems.

Standard Correspondence Book
Front Cover
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Standard Correspondence Book
Inside Front Cover
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October 11, 1938
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October 11, 1938
page 1(second letter)
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October 11, 1938
page 2(second letter)
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October 11, 1938
page 1(third letter)
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October 11, 1938
page 2(third letter)
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October 11, 1938
page 3(third letter)
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October 18, 1938
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October 21, 1938
page 1
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October 21, 1938
page 2
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October 24, 1938
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October 25, 1938
page 1
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October 25, 1938
page 2
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October 26, 1938
page 1
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October 26, 1938
page 2
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October 28, 1938
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October 28, 1938
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November 8, 1938
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November 10, 1938
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November 10, 1938
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November 10, 1938
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November 11, 1938
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November 11, 1938
page 2
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November 11, 1938
page 3
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November 15, 1938
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November 16, 1938
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November 16, 1938
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November 16, 1938
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November 17, 1938
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November 17, 1938
page 2
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November 19, 1938
page 1
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November 19, 1938
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November 19, 1938
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Other Images of Construction of Buhl Planetarium's Dome

Other Photographs of The Buhl Planetarium Construction Project(1937-1939)

Other Photographs of the Zeiss II Planetarium Projector

More Information Regarding the Theater of the Stars,
The Planetarium Theater of The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science

Cross-section of Buhl Planetarium Building
Showing Distance Between Outer Dome and Inner Dome

Other Architectural Plans of Buhl Planetarium Building

History of the Lower North Side of Pittsburgh
Including Buhl Planetarium and Carnegie Library


Return to Dome Construction Cover Web Page

Internet Web Site Master Index for the History of
The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science, Pittsburgh


Other Internet Web Sites of Interest

History of The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science, Pittsburgh
Including the oldest operable, major planetarium projector in the world !

History of the Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum, Chicago
America's First Major Planetarium !

History of Astronomer, Educator, and Optician John A. Brashear
Friend of Andrew Carnegie

History of Andrew Carnegie and Carnegie Libraries

History of The Duquesne Incline, Pittsburgh
Historic Cable Car Railway Serving Commuters and Tourists since 1877 !

Antique Telescope Society
And, information regarding the Society's September, 2001 Convention in Pittsburgh.

Other History Links



Disclaimer Statement: This Internet web page is not affiliated with the Henry Buhl, Jr. Planetarium and Observatory,
The Carnegie Science Center, or The Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh/Carnegie Institute.

This Internet, World Wide Web Site administered by Glenn A. Walsh.
Unless otherwise indicated, all web pages in this web site are Copyright 2001, Glenn A. Walsh, All Rights Reserved.
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