Category Archives: Union Dale Cemetery

The premier address for the deceased of Allegheny City, the Union Dale Cemetery is picturesquely hilly and filled with distinguished monuments and mausoleums.

Wilson Mausoleum, Union Dale Cemetery

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.

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“Our Minnie,” Union Dale Cemetery

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.