JOHN T. COMÈS,
ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH ARCHITECT
During the first two decades of the twentieth century, John T. Comès was perhaps
Pittsburgh's most active and prominent ecclesiastical architect. He was Roman Catholic
and his commissions stemmed largely from that religious body. Five styles suited
Comès - Italianate or Italian Renaissance Revival, Romanesque Revival, English Gothic
Revival, Spanish Renaissance Revival, and Lombardy (a form of Romanesque Revival).
He left behind a sizable legacy in church architecture design and decoration.