This grand Corinthian mausoleum, a sort of squashed triumphal arch, is impressive from the front. The back once held a large window, probably equally impressive; but it has now been filled in with unimpressive bricks.
French Mausoleum, Allegheny Cemetery
Robert Pitcairn Mausoleum, Homewood Cemetery
Robert Pitcairn, for whom the borough of Pitcairn is named, was head of the Pittsburgh Division of the Pennsylvania Railroad. It sounds like a mid-level management position, but in fact it was more like a viceroyalty. This elegant Corinthian temple demonstrates how wealthy such a position could make a man.
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Reinhold Monument, Smithfield East End Cemetery
Pantheon and Parthenon
Moorhead Column, Allegheny Cemetery
Erected in 1877, this column is unusual in carrying two distinguished works of sculpture in different media. The bronze relief is by Carl Conrads (who actually signed it); the cemetery site does not attribute the stone statue, and old Pa Pitt’s eye for sculptural style is not good enough to say whether it is or is not Conrads’ work.