The Homewood Cemetery

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The historic grounds of The Homewood Cemetery have been an integral part of Pittsburgh since before the cemetery was founded in 1878. Nearly a half-century prior, Judge William Wilkins established his family’s Homewood residence on these now hallowed hills. Homewood was surrounded by the estates of notable Pittsburgh industrialists such as Henry Frick’s residence, named Clayton, and the H.J. Heinz family mansion, Greenlawn. These well-known families, along with numerous other sons and daughters of Pittsburgh, now rest in the approximately 200 acres encompassing The Homewood Cemetery. Today, past blends seamlessly with present, as the lawn park design of the cemetery draws visitors from all walks of life to enjoy its bucolic grounds and storied paths.
ISBN: 9781467104128
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Pennsylvania
Series: Images of America
Images: 168
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
The images for The Homewood Cemetery were cultivated by the author from the cemetery’s own archival records, in addition to several individuals who provided detailed remembrances and photographs from their own families and honorable organizations. Author Lisa Speranza has lived in Pittsburgh her entire life and has spent decades researching the history of local families and cemeteries. This volume not only serves as an homage to the incredibly illustrious history of The Homewood Cemetery, but it also serves as a thread connecting those past generations to our present and future stories.
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