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A Chef’s Association of Pittsburgh (ACFPC) chef placing the finishing touches on a pastry replica of the US Steel building for a culinary salon. No date.

It might be from the culinary salon of 1969 at the William Penn Hotel. The second image is of all of the entries for the culinary salon, including the pastry replica of the US Steel building. While this angle is slightly less flattering than the one in the previous picture, I believe that it is the same piece. The inset on the second image is an enhanced copy of the sign next to the sculpture. I can make out the word “By” and what might be a name: M. PG Jaffa? I'm wondering if we have any of the old membership rosters so we could narrow down the date a little bit.

We can also narrow down the date by looking at the building. It certainly isn't the US Steel Tower (which opened in 1971) because they aren't even remotely similar. It is probably 525 William Penn Place (photo attached) which is considered the first US Steel Building. 525 William Penn Place was completed in 1951 for the Mellon National Bank and the U.S. Steel Corporation.
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