Tag: Mesta (George)

  • George Mesta Mausoleum, Homewood Cemetery

    George Mesta mausoleum
    Pictures from 2022; the original picture from 2014 went missing.

    A fine example of the Egyptian style that was very popular among Masons in the early twentieth century. George Mesta owned a machine shop in Homestead. It was (and this is not an exaggeration) a mile long. His wife Perle (also buried here) ultimately made more of a mark on the world after George died in 1925: she moved to Washington and became the city’s top hostess. President Truman made her ambassador to Luxembourg, where she navigated the minefield of American-Luxembourgeois relations with aplomb.

    George Mesta mausoleum
    George Mesta mausoleum