Category Archives: Homewood Cemetery

The final address of East End robber barons, and a cemetery whose mausoleums and monuments show the much-remarked equalizing power of death to be a bit less equalizing than our poets would have it.

Nicholson Monument, Homewood Cemetery

There may be others, but this is the only zinc monument old Pa Pitt can remember finding in the Homewood Cemetery. Zinc monuments were prohibited in many high-class cemeteries, but sometimes people sneaked them in anyway. It’s actually a rather sumptuous monument by zinc standards, but it’s quite modest by Homewood Cemetery standards.