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Frick Art & Historical Center

The Frick Art & Historical Center is a cluster of museums and historical buildings in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. It focuses on the interpretation of the life and times of Henry Clay Frick (18491919), industrialist and art collector.

The complex, located on five acres of lawn and gardens in the city's Point Breeze neighborhood, includes Clayton, the restored Frick mansion; The Frick Art Museum; The Car and Carriage Museum; the Greenhouse; the Frick children's playhouse; and The Café. Clayton alone welcomes over 100,000 visitors a year.

Helen Clay Frick (18881984) was the driving force to preserve the Frick estate and allow it to open to the public after her death.

References

  • Kidney, Walter C. (1997). Pittsburgh's Landmark Architecture: The Historic Buildings of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation. ISBN 0-916670-18-X.
  • Sanger, Martha Frick Symington (2007). Helen Clay Frick: Bittersweet Heiress. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press. ISBN 0-8229-4341-9.

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