Tag: Domes

  • Bindley Mausoleum, Allegheny Cemetery

    Bindley mausoleum

    Some winter views of this domed mausoleum that takes obvious inspiration from the Pantheon in Rome.

    Front of the Bindley mausoleum
    Bindley mausoleum from the right
    Bindley mausoleum from the left

    More pictures of the Bindley mausoleum.

  • Moorhead Mausoleum, Allegheny Cemetery

    Moorhead mausoleum

    Some winter pictures of this extravagantly Gothic mausoleum built in 1862 for James Kennedy Moorhead. The architect was Louis Morgenroth, who also designed the original Allegheny County Civil War monument for Monument Hill, which was moved to West Park in 1931.

    Mausoleum with bare branches in foreground
    Column capitals
    Finial on top of the dome
    Niche detail
    Moorhead mausoleum
    Moorhead mausoleum

    We have more pictures of the Moorhead mausoleum, and a little more information, in an earlier article.

  • Michael F. Maloney Mausoleum, Calvary Cemetery

    Michael F. Maloney mausoleum

    Domed mausoleums are relatively rare in Pittsburgh. Here is one that Thomas Jefferson might have approved of—but the cross, which would not have been found in a Protestant mausoleum in this style, lets us know that Mr. Maloney was a good Catholic. If that was not enough of a clue, we have the artificial flowers.

    Michael F. Maloney mausoleum

    Addendum: It seems this mausoleum was designed by the famous ecclesiastical architect John T. Comès.1

    1. Source: The Construction Record, December 9, 1911: “Architect J. T. Comes, 1005 Fifth avenue, is taking bids on erecting a one-story limestone mausoleum in Calvary cemetery for M. F. Maloney, to cost $15,000.” ↩︎
  • Heinz Mausoleum, Homewood Cemetery

    Heinz mausoleum

    Generations of Heinzes rest in this Jeffersonian domed mausoleum, including H. J. the ketchup king and the late Senator John Heinz.

    Heinz mausoleum
  • Singer Mausoleum, Allegheny Cemetery

    Singer mausoleum

    A Victorian interpretation of Jeffersonian classicism. Domes are fairly unusual on Pittsburgh mausoleums, but this one works well with the “modern Ionic” design. The four large lamps on the corners are a bit much, in old Pa Pitt’s opinion; but the Singers didn’t ask him.

    Bronze doors on the Singer mausoleum

    Two layers of bronze and one cheap padlock keep vandals out, or perhaps the Singers in.