Franklin Toker, architectural historian known for scholarship on Pittsburgh, Fallingwater

An architectural historian and archaeologist whose scholarship unearthed revelations about Italy’s Florence Cathedral, Fallingwater and Pittsburgh landmarks, Toker died on April 19, 2021, at his Squirrel Hill home, 10 days shy of his 77th birthday.

For more than 40 years, he taught the history of art and architecture to students at Pitt and Carnegie Mellon University. His two best-known books are “Pittsburgh: An Urban Portrait” and “Fallingwater Rising: Frank Lloyd Wright, E.J. Kaufmann and America’s Most Extraordinary House.”

Read a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette obituary