McLean Monument, Highwood Cemetery


A very luxurious combination of polished granite and bronze, this monument is hard for Father Pitt to date. A William McLean who died in 1873 has a headstone in this plot, but that seems too early for this style of monument. Three McLean children were buried here in the 1890s, but even that seems early. If Father Pitt had to guess from the style, he might say that the monument itself was erected in the 1920s, perhaps replacing an earlier marble monument from 1873 that had already eroded beyond recognition.


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