William Penn Snyder House

Ridge and Galveston Avenues, Allegheny West

James Van Trump, when writing about this residence in 1976, stated that it was “…particularly interesting for Pittsburgh as the city’s sole and very late example of a small town palace.” There are few brownstone structures in the city, and this one has been remarkably maintained; first as a residence of the Snyder family, and now as the headquarters of a major investment firm. Built to accommodate the automotive age, the garage was designed to accommodate several vehicles. A grand ballroom was located on the street level of the home, only a few steps from the interior driveway.