North Charleroi, Pennsylvania, has two round houses, both designed and built in the wake of WWII by contractor Walter Rockwell. “He had a bug for round things,” his son told a local paper.
The Pittsburgh, Pa., area has at least one more round house. . . I grew up in it. Designed by (my uncle) architect Preston Abbey, Bradford, PA, it was built in the Pittsburgh suburb of O’hara Township around 1961. Sandstone and redwood exterior, circular staircase up the middle with rooms radiating outward from there. Skylight over the top of the staircase.
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