Receiving Vault, Allegheny Cemetery


According to the cemetery’s Web site, this building was put up in 1905-1906 from a design by “P. C. Reniers’ Sons,” which largely duplicated the design of the old receiving vault by John Chislett, the original architect of the cemetery (his Butler Street entrance gate still stands). An addition of the 1960s destroys the symmetry, but fortunately the cemetery is encouraging a thick tree to grow in front of it.


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