Thomas H. Scott

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Thomas H Scott (born 1865) was an architect in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is credited with designing the Benedum-Trees Building (1905) in downtown Pittsburgh at 221 Fourth Avenue. [1] It was added to the List of Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation Historic Landmarks in 1973. [1] The Garden Theater (1915) in Pittsburgh's Central Northside neighborhood, also designed by Scott, was placed on the List of City of Pittsburgh historic designations by Pittsburgh City Council on March 25, 2008. [2]

Scott was born September 7, 1865, the son of John H. and Ann Scott. [3] He attended public schools in Washington County, Pennsylvania. He worked with the firm of Scott and Peebles in 1889 and took over the firm in 1890. His credited designs include those for the Machesney Building (1905) (later known as the Benedum-Trees building), [4] Wilkinsburg High School (1910), the Garden Theater (1915), the Standard Steel Car Company's offices, the McCance Building, and he was also the architect for the Denny estate. [5]


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  1. 1 2 Historic Landmark Plaques 1968-2009 (PDF). Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation. 2010. Retrieved 2011-08-18.
  2. "Garden Theatre given historic status". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 2008-03-21. Retrieved 2010-08-11.
  3. The Book of Prominent Pennsylvanians page 210
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  7. PHLF News November 1996