Pittsburgh in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
John T. Comès
Erected 2013 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Location. 40° 26.27′ N, 79° 57.894′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Robinson Street, on the right when traveling west on Fifth Avenue. Click for map. Located to the left of the steps to the main entrance of St. Agnes Center of Carlow University. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsburgh PA 15213, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Salk Polio Vaccine (approx. 0.4 miles away); Open Hearth Steel (approx. 0.6 miles away); Frank E. Bolden (approx. 0.6 miles away); The MonCon Railroad (approx. 0.6 miles away); Robert Lee Vann (approx. 0.6 miles away); Materials Handling (approx. 0.7 miles away); Hazelwood: A Rivertown Rich in History (approx. 0.7 miles away); Forbes Field (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Pittsburgh.
More about this marker.
Regarding John T. Comès. During the first two decades of the twentieth century, John T. Comès was Pittsburgh’s most active and prominent ecclesiastical architect. He was Roman Catholic and his commissions stemmed largely from that religious body. Five styles suited Comѐs—Italianate or Italian Renaissance Revival, Romanesque Revival, English Gothic Revival, Spanish Renaissance Revival, and Lombardy (a form of Romanesque Revival). He left behind a sizable legacy in church architecture design and decoration. To learn more, visit www.johntcomes.com
Also see . . .
1. Church architect who made his mark gets own marker. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Article printed on January 23, 2013 (Submitted on January 26, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. Carlow University. (Submitted on January 27, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
3. John Theodore Comes at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on February 20, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
1. The John T. Comès marker dedication
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— Submitted January 27, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Categories. • Architecture • Churches, Etc. • Notable Persons •
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