Paul Bartholomew, Architect [1883-1973]
Architect Paul Bartholomew [†] was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in architecture in 1908. He established a practice in Greensburg, Pennsylvania in 1912. Bartholomew's training was in the Beaux-Arts tradition with his body of work drawing heavily on European and American Colonial precedents. His notable projects include the National Bank Building in Carnegie, the Troutman Department Store in Greensburg, Westmoreland Hospital in Greensburg, the YMCA Building in Greensburg, the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity House in State College, "New Deal" community of Norvelt in Westmoreland County, and numerous private houses in Greensburg and one near Connellsville. Bartholomew also oversaw the 1950s era renovation of the Troutman Department store in Connellsville. Successor firms to Bartholomew's original firm continue in operation today.
† Mr. Clinton Piper, Preservation Consultant, Citizens National Bank, Westmoreland County, PA, nomination document, 2002, National Park Service, National Register of Historic Places, Washington, D.C.