Application for the Nomination as a

    Pittsburgh City Designated Historic Structure:

The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science

                          2004 December

      Appendix E: Building Photographs

Photograph Exhibits Included with Nomination Application

 

Note: Photograph Exhibits E-1 through E-16 and E-24 were taken by Pittsburgh-area free-lance photographer Lynne S. Walsh in October of 1998 (prior to renovation of The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science).

 

E-1      Front of The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science, with the Allegheny Square Plaza in the foreground.

(Color photograph at:< http://buhlplanetarium.tripod.com/Buhl-AllegSq.JPG >)

 

E-2      Front of The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science, from Allegheny Square West (this section of Allegheny Square West now known as Children’s Way).

(Color photograph at:< http://buhlplanetarium4.tripod.com/Buhlfront.JPG >)

 

E-3      Bronze statuary, by famed young sculptor Sidney Waugh, mounted just above front doors of The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science. Statue on left: “Primitive Science;” Statue on right: “Modern Science.”

(Color photograph at

< http://buhlplanetarium3.tripod.com/BuhlPrimitiveModernScience.JPG >)

 

E-4      Front doors of The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science, including bronze statuary, from Allegheny Square Plaza. Inscribed above statuary is name of institution and building: “The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science”.

(Color photograph at:< http://buhlplanetarium2.tripod.com/Buhlfront2.JPG >)

 

E-5      1960s-era Civil Defense sign mounted just east of “Modern Science” statue. Civil Defense sign was removed in 2002 December; Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh now storing sign for sign’s new owner, the City of Pittsburgh.

(Color photograph at:< http://buhlplanetarium2.tripod.com/Buhl-CivilDefense.JPG >)

 

E-6      “The Heavens” sculpture in Indiana Limestone, by famed young sculptor Sidney Waugh, mounted west of front doors above ramp for the disabled (ramp completed by 1982).

(Color photograph at:< http://buhlplanetarium3.tripod.com/BuhlTheHeavens.JPG >)

 

 

 

 

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E-7      “The Earth” sculpture in Indiana Limestone, by famed young sculptor Sidney Waugh, mounted east of front doors; clock tower of The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Allegheny Regional Branch, in background.

(Color photograph at:< http://buhlplanetarium3.tripod.com/BuhlTheEarth.JPG >)

 

E-8      “Day” sculpture in Indiana Limestone, by famed young sculptor Sidney Waugh, mounted above exit doors of Hall of the Universe on east side of building.

(Color photograph at:< http://buhlplanetarium4.tripod.com/BuhlDay1.JPG >)

 

E-9      “Night” sculpture in Indiana Limestone, by famed young sculptor Sidney Waugh, mounted above exit doors of Little Science Theater/Lecture Hall on west side of building.

(Color photograph at:< http://buhlplanetarium3.tripod.com/BuhlNight1.JPG >)

 

E-10    Exit doors of Little Science Theater/Lecture Hall on west side of building, shown with “Night” sculpture.

(Color photograph at:< http://buhlplanetarium3.tripod.com/BuhlNight2.JPG >

 

E-11    Astronomical verse from the Bible, inscribed on west side of building. This inscription remains on building, but it is difficult to see due to adjoining new “Nightlight Building.”

[Verse from Holy Bible - I Corinthians 15:41 (Paul, Christian Missionary)]

(Color photograph at:< http://buhlplanetarium2.tripod.com/Buhl-InscriptionW.JPG >)

 

E-12    Astronomical verse from the Bible, which was inscribed on the east side of the building. This inscription has been replaced with a large window, so children can see the historic clock tower and building of The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Allegheny Regional Branch. Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh now storing removed inscription, for possible future reassembly, for inscription owner, the City of Pittsburgh.

[Verse from Holy Bible - Psalms 19:1-2 (David, King of Israel)]

(Color photograph at:< http://buhlplanetarium2.tripod.com/Buhl-InscriptionE.JPG >)

 

Exhibits E-13 through E-16, and E-24     Photographs of Buhl Planetarium's 72-foot diameter outer dome, including inscription of names of noted Astronomers just below dome.

 

            Inscriptions shown:

 

            E-14    Newton (southeast wall) and Galileo (east wall)

            (Color photograph at:< http://buhlplanetarium2.tripod.com/Buhldome5.JPG >)

            E-15    Galileo (east wall) and Kepler (northeast wall)

            (Color photograph at:< http://buhlplanetarium2.tripod.com/Buhldome4.JPG >)

            E-16    Kepler (northeast wall) and Tycho (north wall)

            (Color photograph at:< http://buhlplanetarium2.tripod.com/Buhldome3.JPG >)
(Also, in regard to Tycho Brahe, see the classic Buhl Planetarium Astronomy exhibit, "Tycho Brahe's Mural Quadrant".)

            E-24    Copernicus (northwest wall) and Ptolemy (west wall)

            (Color photograph at:< http://buhlplanetarium2.tripod.com/Buhldome2.JPG >)

            E-13    Ptolemy (west wall) and Hipparchus (southwest wall)

            (Color photograph at:< http://buhlplanetarium2.tripod.com/Buhldome1.JPG >)

 

 

 

 

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E-17    Photograph of original Allegheny Diamond Square with, in the background, Allegheny City Hall (prior to demolition, to make-way for The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science) on the left and the Carnegie Free Library (now The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Allegheny Regional Branch) on the right. In the far background (beyond the Carnegie Free Library of Allegheny) is the newly-constructed (1936 June 24) 20-floor tower of Allegheny General Hospital. In the extreme right of the photograph can be seen the world’s very first Carnegie Hall (adjoining the Carnegie Free Library) and just a small portion of the Allegheny Market House. This photograph was taken by S.J. Link of the Beaudry Studio, from the office window of Henry Buhl, Jr. (then deceased) in the Boggs and Buhl Department Store on 1937 April 22.

(Photograph at: < http://buhlplanetarium4.tripod.com/AlleghCityHallDiamond3.JPG >

 

E-18    Photograph taken during demolition of Allegheny City Hall on 1937 November 29. This view, taken from the Carnegie Free Library of Allegheny, shows the Old Allegheny Post Office just behind the demolition site and Allegheny High School at the right of the photograph.

(Photograph at: < http://buhlplanetarium4.tripod.com/AlleghCityHalldemolition.JPG >)

 

E-19    Construction of The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science, including the beginning of construction of the 72-foot diameter outer dome. This photograph was taken from the roof of the Boggs and Buhl Department Store on 1938 October 22 (a year before the building’s dedication).

(Photograph at: < http://buhlplanetarium2.tripod.com/Buhlconstr1938closeup2.JPG >)

 

E-20    Photograph taken at completion of The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science in October of 1939. In the background is the new 20-story tower of Allegheny General Hospital.

(Photograph at: < http://buhlplanetarium2.tripod.com/Buhlbook1956bldg2.JPG >)

 

E-21    Photograph of a streetcar turning from Federal Street onto East Ohio Street, with The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science in the background (and the Old Allegheny Post Office behind Buhl Planetarium). This photograph also shows former location of Astronomical verse from the Bible, inscribed on east exterior wall. This picture was taken in April of 1966.

(Color photograph at:< http://buhlplanetarium3.tripod.com/BuhlPCC4-1966.JPG >)

 

 

 

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E-22    Photograph of The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science, from an oversized postcard sold in the 1950s. This picture also shows the Carnegie Free Library of Allegheny (prior to early 1970s cleaning of decades of industrial soot on façade) and the 20-story tower of Allegheny General Hospital behind the Library.

(Color photograph at:< http://buhlplanetarium4.tripod.com/Buhlbldg1950s.JPG >)

 

E-23    Photograph, published in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review on 2004 October 31, showing the completed expansion of the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, including three component structures: The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science, newly-constructed “Nightlight Building,” and Old Allegheny Post Office.

(Color photograph at:< http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/search/p_65951.html >; Special Note: Sometimes this link does not work on the first try; you must then press “Refresh” button, to see photograph. Accompanying news article at:

< http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/search/s_266976.html >)

 

E-24    Photograph of Buhl Planetarium’s 72-foot diameter outer dome, including inscription of names of noted Astronomers just below dome (Copernicus and Ptolemy).

(Color photograph at:<http://buhlplanetarium2.tripod.com/Buhldome2.JPG >)

Also see Exhibits 13 through 16.