This is a particularly splendid Ionic mausoleum. Its richness of texture makes most other classical mausoleums seem half-finished by comparison. It appears to be an exact duplicate of the Fownes mausoleum in the Homewood Cemetery, but with the addition of an extra set of steps in the front to take into account the hillside site.
The bronze doors are cast in an interesting pattern.
A mid-November view in the Union Dale Cemetery, with downtown Pittsburgh in the distance.
A monument to two young children who died in the 1880s; it is leaning at what looks like a dangerous angle, but so far has remained standing.
A touching monument with a sleeping child, who seems to sleep more peacefully as the stone erodes and softens her features. “Our Minnie—not dead but sleeping” stands out clear enough, but Father Pitt is not able to read the rest of the inscription; he has therefore left a very large picture file for you, so that you may try your hand at interpreting it and, if you have any success, leave a comment with your interpretation. You will earn old Pa Pitt’s sincere gratitude.
A fine zinc spire from the 1870s; like most zinc monuments, it looks remarkably fresh today.
A view from Division 1 of the Union Dale Cemetery. Of the great cemeteries in the city, only the Union Dale Cemetery is divided into sections by major thoroughfares running through it.