Edwin Ruud Mausoleum, Homewood Cemetery

A Gothic Moderne design unique in Pittsburgh, as far as old Pa Pitt knows. The mausoleum is hard to photograph unless the light is exactly right; in sunlight, the polished white stone reflects so brightly that a digital camera simply registers a blank white pentagon. You never have to think about turning on the hot water in your house, and that is because of Edwin Ruud, a friend of George Westinghouse, who invented the automatic water heater.

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