George Mesta Mausoleum, Homewood Cemetery


George Mesta mausoleum
Pictures from 2022; the original picture from 2014 went missing.

A fine example of the Egyptian style that was very popular among Masons in the early twentieth century. George Mesta owned a machine shop in Homestead. It was (and this is not an exaggeration) a mile long. His wife Perle (also buried here) ultimately made more of a mark on the world after George died in 1925: she moved to Washington and became the city’s top hostess. President Truman made her ambassador to Luxembourg, where she navigated the minefield of American-Luxembourgeois relations with aplomb.

George Mesta mausoleum
George Mesta mausoleum

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