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The Frick Estate: How the Gilded Age 1% Lived

Henry Clay Frick was on the second rung as far as Robber Barons go–he was second in command to steel magnate Andrew Carnegie, and is perhaps most famous for being shot and wounded by anarchist Alexander Berkman in retaliation for sending in Pinkerton guards to shoot striking workers at Homestead. But Frick lived in a large estate in Pittsburgh, in the fashionable Point Breeze neighborhood, that is now a museum. Here are some photos….

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The Frick Estate

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The Manor House

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The Greenhouse

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The manicured lawns and gardens occupied the entire city block

Meanwhile, the steelworkers who actually produced all of Frick’s wealth lived in places like this….

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These narrow brick “rowhouses” could be constructed quickly and cheaply. An average of two or three families lived on each floor.

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