This image is from my Abandoned Pittsburgh photography project, documenting the Steel City's industrial past. Each print is signed, dated and identified on the back.
"St. Nicholas Croatian Catholic Church: Spire" on wood (maple/birch composite), printed by ink sublimation. 11” width, 14" height. The natural tones and grain of the wood combine with the image to create a unique and durable work of art. Wood prints are 3/4” thick and arrive ready to hang without needing a frame; the backing keyhole allows the artwork to hang flat against the wall.
Established in 1894, this former Roman Catholic church below Pittsburgh’s Troy Hill neighborhood is the site of the first Croatian Catholic parish in America. The church was built between 1900-1904, and the architect was Frederick C. Sauer. It was added to the list of City of Pittsburgh historic designations in 2001, but was abruptly closed in 2004 and the congregation moved to nearby Millvale. The Preserve Croatian Heritage Foundation had sought to acquire the St. Nicholas Church buildings with the goal of converting the site into a National Immigrant Museum, but the church’s close proximity to major road expansion doomed it to demolition in January 2013.