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Pages: 211. Chapters: Nationality Rooms, Congregation Beth Elohim
(Brooklyn, New York), Monadnock Building, Cathedral of Learning,
Alamo Mission in San Antonio, Hillsborough High School (Tampa,
Florida), Waterbury Municipal Center Complex, Blackford County
Courthouse, Old Dutch Church (Kingston, New York), Virginia Museum
of Fine Arts, World's littlest skyscraper, Pershing House, Edward
R. Hills House, Heinz Memorial Chapel, Detroit Institute of Arts,
Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital, Richards Medical Research
Laboratories, Branch House, College Boat Club, Osgood Castle,
Pittsburgh Public Schools, Montgomery Place, Ben's Chili Bowl,
Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building, Stephen Foster
Memorial, Wheatland (James Buchanan House), GE Building, Garfield
Park (Indianapolis), DeKalb County Courthouse (Illinois),
Boston-Edison Historic District, William Pitt Union, Shortridge
High School, Middlebush Reformed Church, One South Broad, Clark
Park, Dutch Reformed Church (Newburgh, New York), Wells Fargo
Building (Philadelphia), Carter-Newton House, Elton Hotel, Schenley
Quadrangle, Redstone Inn, Appomattox Court House National
Historical Park ruins, Soule Steam Feed Works, Chatham Manor,
Heslar Naval Armory, Clover Hill Tavern, Detroit Public Library,
The Century (New York City), Oliver Barrett House, Theatre IV,
Robinson House (Manassas, Virginia), Baron Hirsch Synagogue, Thaw
Hall, Nathan G. Moore House, Calumet and Hecla Industrial District,
Westin Book Cadillac Hotel, Alcatraz Island Light, Herbert C.
Hoover Building, The Stone House, Manassas National Battlefield
Park, McLean House (Appomattox, Virginia). Excerpt: The Nationality
Rooms are a collection of 29 classrooms in the University of
Pittsburgh's Cathedral of Learning depicting and donated by the
ethnic groups that helped build the city of Pittsburgh. The rooms
are designated as a Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation
historical landmark and are located on the 1st and 3rd floors of
the Cathedral of Learning, itself a national historic landmark, on
the University of Pittsburgh's main campus in the Oakland
neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. Although
of museum caliber, twenty-seven of the 29 rooms are in almost
constant use as functional classrooms and utilized daily by
University of Pittsburgh faculty and students, while the other two
(the Early American and Syrian-Lebanon) are display rooms which can
be explored only via guided tour. The Nationality Rooms also serve
in a vigorous program of intercultural involvement and exchange in
which the original organizing committees for the individual rooms
remain as participants and includes a program of annual student
scholarship to facilitate study abroad. In addition, the
Nationality Rooms inspire lectures, seminars, concerts exhibitions
and social events which focus on the various heritages and
traditions of the nations represented. The various national,
traditional and religious holidays of the nations represented are
celebrated on campus and the rooms are appropriately decorated to
reflect these occasions. The Nationality Rooms are available daily
for public tours as long the particular room is not being utilized
for a class or other university function. The Nationality Room
Program was founded by Ruth Crawford Mitchell at the request of
Pitt Chancellor John Bowman in 1926 in order to involve the
community as much as he could in constructing the Cathedral of
Learning and to provide the spiritual and symbolic foundation of
the Cathedral that what would make the inside of the building as
inspiring and impressive as the outside. Under Mitchell's dire
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