Tag: Gothic Architecture

  • 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.

  • Porter Mausoleum, Homewood Cemetery

    Porter mausoleum

    A little bit of Deco Gothic fantasy whose bronze doors are worth admiring.

    Porter mausoleum

    You can also see summer pictures of the Porter mausoleum, including the exceptionally fine stained glass.

  • Columbarium, Union Dale Cemetery

    These pictures were taken in 2014, but for some reason old Pa Pitt never got around to publishing them until now. We have another article with more pictures and a detailed description of the Columbarium.

  • Columbarium, Union Dale Cemetery

    Columbarium

    Built in 1878, this was originally the receiving vault for the cemetery: if you died in the winter when it was impossible to dig, you would rest here until spring. Now it is a columbarium, a place where cremated remains are kept. It is a masterpiece of Victorian Gothic architecture.

    Strange as it seems, old Pa Pitt has never published pictures of this building before, although he has been accumulating them for years.

    Columbarium
    Date stone: 1878
    Ornamental detail
    Capital
    Columbarium
    Side view

    The pictures below are from November of 2021.

    Columbarium in November
    Columbarium
    Columbarium
  • Pollard Mausoleum, Calvary Cemetery

    Pollard Mausoleum

    A Gothic mausoleum that the jungle seems intent on reclaiming. Perhaps the groundskeepers had some agreement to let the family maintain the landscaping; at any rate, the landscaping is taking over. There was probably a pair of bronze doors in the front, but it has been filled in with concrete.

    Pollard mausoleum
    Pollard mausoleum
    Pollard mausoleum