Item #239508 Photograph of "CLAYTON", the Frick family mansion in Pittsburgh. Henry Clay Frick.

Clayton: The Frick Family Home

Photograph of "CLAYTON", the Frick family mansion in Pittsburgh.

[Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania]: n.d. [after 1891].

Price: $600.00

About the item

Vintage silver print. 10 x 13-1/2 inches. Clayton: The Frick Family Home. Mounted to artist's board. Board a bit chipped at edges, minor soiling to image at lower right corner.

Item #239508

"Henry Clay Frick and his wife, Adelaide Howard Childs, purchased Clayton in August 1882 for $25,000. At the time the house was considerably smaller, an 11-room, Italianate-style building on a 1.43-acre parcel of land. The home fronted Penn Avenue in the residential neighborhood of Point Breeze, just half an hour by train from Mr. Frick and the office. The couple moved into Clayton early in 1883, and soon had the first of their four children. Clayton is unmistakably a family home. A high chair sits in the breakfast room, children's toys and books are in the nursery and library, and a sink and clothes rack built to a child's scale are nestled in an alcove outside the kitchen. By 1891, the family and the Fricks' social stature both had outgrown the home as it was, and architect Frederick J. Osterling was hired to transform Clayton into the 23-room chateau-style mansion seen today." - The Frick Art & Historical Center

From the Estate of Childs Frick (1883-1965).