Tag: Black

  • Schwartz-Black Monument, Homewood Cemetery

    Schwartz-Black Monument

    Here is a family plot that seems laid out for ancestor-worshiping rituals. The massive classical monument dominates the plot from the rear; in front of it is a classical altar where the descendants could kneel and offer their sacrifices. The older members of the family are named Schwartz; at about the time of the First World War, the younger ones adopted the easy Americanization of Black.

  • Black Mausoleum, Homewood Cemetery

    Most notable for its exceptionally fine stained glass, this mausoleum, which at first looks like a standard-issue miniature classical temple, is also one of the few in Pittsburgh with columns of the Composite order.