Tag: Romanesque Architecture

  • Verner Monument, Highwood Cemetery

    An imposing Romanesque monument with a good balance of overall form and detail.

  • C. H. Kerr Mausoleum, Allegheny Cemetery

    Architecturally, this is identical to the Henry mausoleum, also in the Allegheny Cemetery. Only the statue on top is different.

  • Winter Mausoleum, St. John Vianney Parish Cemetery


    There is only one mausoleum in this cemetery, but it is an unusually fine one; it looks like an architect-designed mausoleum rather than a dealer’s stock model. The Romanesque arch and pilasters are in exactly the right proportions to the whole, and the carved decoration is beautiful without being ostentatious. It has even kept its bronze doors. The landscaping adds to the picturesque effect: large cedars have grown up on both sides, making the whole plot look like some Norman-era English churchyard.

  • Young Mausoleum, Homewood Cemetery


    Another mausoleum in the style Father Pitt called “Doric Romanesque” when he saw it in the Davis mausoleum nearby. But this is, to his eye, a much more successful design. The Doric columns are fatter and support a heavy stone arch directly; there is no cacophony between light and heavy as on the Davis mausoleum. Everything looks weighty and primitive. It is not Father Pitt’s favorite style, but if we accept it as a style, this structure carries it off where the Davis mausoleum fails.

  • King Monument, Allegheny Cemetery


    Probably a stock design, but a pleasingly artistic one, representing a half-finished Romanesque arch carved out of a rustic boulder. The effect is appropriately romantic, as if the sculptor himself had been interrupted by death in the middle of creating his masterpiece.