Created 26-Mar-13
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In 1956, as a Freshman Painting & Design major at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, I was assigned a project of drawing houses in the Oakland area. I stumbled upon eccentric houses near Pitt Cathedral in a neighborhood called Panther Hollow that had been settled by immigrants from two small Italian villages. I loved the assignment and still have some of my 50's drawings.

After many years living in Los Angeles and Manhattan, my wife and i relocated to our Ohio hometown not far far from Panther Hollow and my alma mater. I decided to revisit the drawing project I had done over half a century ago. Here are 5 of the new free-hand pencil drawings.

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Panther Hollow HousesFive Stories in a HillsideBelow Pitt CathedralPanther Hollow AlleyPanther Hollow Skyline