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photo: Carol M. Highsmith
The Glessner House is the sixth building (and only residence) in the survey designed by H. H. Richardson. (The others are Trinity Church, Allegheny County Courthouse, Crane Library, Ames Library, and Sever Hall.) In the house’s primary façade, Richardson blends his signature Romanesque style with an American Colonial style. The building is constructed of a pink-gray granite with a terra-cotta roof.