Penn Avenue Gatehouse, Allegheny Cemetery


The tower, as the cemetery’s Web site points out, bears a noticeable resemblance to the tower on the Allegheny County Courthouse downtown, which was widely considered one of the most splendid buildings in America. The architect of this magnificent entrance complex was Henry Alexander Macomb, a Philadelphia architect who won a competition entered by many of the great names in Pittsburgh architecture of the period. It was begun in 1887 and finished in 1889.


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