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Allegheny Cemetery: A Romantic Landscape in Pittsburgh




Walter C. Kidney

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, 1990

This publication is a tribute to Allegheny Cemetery, one of the most picturesque places in Pittsburgh, where Pittsburgh history curiously comes alive. Founded in 1844, Allegheny Cemetery is an unexpectedly romantic place. The Cemetery was laid out by John Chislett, Pittsburgh’s first professional architect and subsequently directed by prominent American landscape architect William Falconer. Many famous Pittsburghers are buried there: those who had local wealth and power and those nationally known, such as Stephen Collins Foster and Lillian Russell. The book includes an essay describing the Cemetery’s history, architecture, and landscape, and a guide to 195 significant burial places and buildings.

  • 155-pages, hard cover; 9 3/4″ x 11 1/4″
  • 50 color, 314 b/w photographs
  • ISBN: 0-916670-14-7
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