Alcoa Research Laboratory
Probably the most recognizable piece of architecture in my hometown of New Kensington is the art deco style building built for Alcoa on Freeport Road. In 1929, famed Pittsburgh architect Henry Hornbostel designed the Alcoa Research Laboratory for the Aluminum Company of America (Alcoa). My great uncle worked at the lab for many years as a senior scientist. Although the building has lain dormant for decades, it has always remained a majestic piece of architecture in the city of New Kensington. Lately, there has been some renovation work for use as office space, keeping this beautiful building in use for the future.