Charles M. Stotz Photographs

What's online?

The Charles M. Stotz online collection contains images documenting the buildings featured in Stotz’s 1936 book, The Early Architecture of Western Pennsylvania. Photographs were chosen for the quality of the image and to show a broad representation of styles, structures, and locations.

What's in the entire collection?

The collection, held by the Library & Archives at the Senator John Heinz History Center, comprises over 4,500 photographs from the book The Early Architecture of Western Pennsylvania. This book was the result of the Western Pennsylvania Architectural Survey, undertaken by the Preservation of Historic Monuments Committee, of which Charles Stotz was chairman. The survey recorded all buildings in the region which were built prior to 1860. The counties covered in the survey include Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Crawford, Erie, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, McKean, Mercer, Potter, Somerset, Venango, Warren, Washington, and Westmoreland.

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