The Byzantine style of this elaborate mausoleum is unusual in Pittsburgh. The complexity of the design makes the structure look larger than it is; it is not a small mausoleum, but it is not as big as it looks at first glance.
What shall we call this style? Father Pitt has heard it called “Byzantine,” but that does not seem right to him; it seems more Romanesque, but with an unusual domed cupola. The cupola adds impressive height, and in spite of the difficulty he had assigning the structure to a particular style, old Pa Pitt thinks it is a pleasing and harmonious design.