The Mosque Pittsburgh Giclée Art Print (Multi-size options)

$25.00 - $70.00
The Mosque Pittsburgh Giclée Art Print  (Multi-size options)


They sure don't make 'em like they used to, right? When I first visited the Mosque to see the Ramones and Jane's Addiction back in the late eighties, I was blown away by the grandeur of the place. Sure, it was a little on the beat-down side, but it was freakin' gorgeous in my eyes. And then they had to go and tear it down. Sigh.

A little history: Syria Mosque was a 3,700-seat performance venue located in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Constructed in 1911 and dedicated on October 26, 1916, the building was originally built as a "mystical" shrine for the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine (the Shriners) and designed by Huehl, Schmidt & Holmes architectural firm of Chicago. It was recognized as one of the best examples of "exotic revival architecture".

Located at 4400 Bigelow Boulevard, it held numerous events over the years, mainly highlighted by concerts of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and numerous internationally recognized music performers, as well as political rallies and speeches. Despite community efforts to have Syria Mosque designated a historic landmark, the building was demolished August 27, 1991.

Another Fun Fact: The Syria Mosque was the birthplace of network television. Don't believe me? Look it up!

This is printed via Giclée, a high end archival printing process that layers inks in a similar fashion to screening. The colors POP and the image is very sharp!

Paper stock is Moab Entrada Rag Natural - a warm white, 100% cotton, slightly textured, smooth fine art surface. All available options are standard frame sizes found at your local craft store, frame shop or IKEA! (frame NOT included)