Traditional Details

details on building
Traditional Details

A little bit of filigree on the front of the Husler Building in Carnegie washed by early evening sun. They are made of embossed tin and have lasted more than 100 years decorating the front of the building.

This building houses the Historical Society of Carnegie and was originally a theater downstairs and dance hall upstairs. Later it was a bank then was bought by the daughter of the man who ran the theater decades before to house the Historical Society.


  1. Absolutely charming. I am always intrigued by the locations of early dancehalls.
    I know of one that was over a blacksmith’s workshop in a rural southern Ontario
    hamlet called Myersburg. Both the dancehall and
    the smithy’s shop are now home to an antique and
    flea market.

    1. We had three dance halls and four theaters here at one time with a maximum population of about 15,000–but Carnegie served all the smaller towns around and even though we are six miles outside of Pittsburgh hundreds of people came to town every Saturday.

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