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Mount Pisgah Cemetery

This is the churchyard of the Mount Pisgah Presbyterian Church in Green Tree. The little cemetery itself straddles the line between Green Tree and the Westwood neighborhood of Pittsburgh, and it is a curious fact that the section of the cemetery in Green Tree is neatly maintained, but the section in Pittsburgh is overgrown and forgotten—although some attempt had been made to clear some of the larger bushes from it when Father Pitt visited. 269 more words

Early Settlers

Reading Writing About Epitaphs

It’s almost a year since I handed in my PhD thesis, even though it’s only 6 months since it was all done and dusted. Since then, I’ve written some local history and investigated my family history; sent off an article and a book proposal; attended a couple of brilliant conferences; given some advice about ballads to the BBC; had a short article accepted by… 602 more words


Georg Kirner Monument, Minersville Cemetery

In  spite of the damaged statue, this is an unusually beautiful monument, and the inscriptions are very good examples of German stonecutting in Pittsburgh.

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The Last Word on Epitaphs...

While I can’t profess to a comprehensive knowledge of the epitaphs of famous people, there are some very well-known ones which appeal to me, including… 724 more words


Emma L. Nixon Grave, Old St. Luke’s

A grave of a girl who did not quite live to eleven years old. The Nixon family was prominent in the congregation of Old St. Luke’s, and this is one of the more elaborate memorials in the churchyard. 112 more words


Magdalena Pfeil Monument, South Side Cemetery

A marble monument in what we might call folk-romantic style. The recording angel has been eroded by pollution and time, but it does not look as though it was ever a very skillful carving, Nevertheless, the whole effect of the monument is very pleasing. 39 more words


Headstones and Epitaphs - Views from A Loft

Do you ever wonder what they’ll write on your tombstone? No, I’m not in one of my morbid moods. I have often wandered through cemeteries looking at names, dates and the occasional epitaph, just to see who’s there. 760 more words

Views From A Loft