Monongahela Cemetery

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Monongahela Cemetery
Monongahela Cemetery chapel.jpg
The cemetery chapel
Monongahela Cemetery is located in Pennsylvania
Monongahela Cemetery
Location Cemetery Hill Rd. at Gregg St., Monongahela City, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°11′39″N 79°55′20″W / 40.19417°N 79.92222°W / 40.19417; -79.92222Coordinates: 40°11′39″N 79°55′20″W / 40.19417°N 79.92222°W / 40.19417; -79.92222
Built 1863
Architect John Chislett; Hare and Hare, et al.
Architectural style Gothic Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 01001116[1]
Added to NRHP October 14, 2001

Monongahela Cemetery is a historic cemetery in Monongahela City, Pennsylvania, established in 1863. Landscape architects Hare & Hare designed a portion of the property.[2]

The cemetery was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 2001.[3]

The cemetery now occupies 160 acres, but only about 100 acres are included in the National Register listing. John Chislett designed the original 32 acre plot in the rural cemetery tradition. About 60 acres were added in 1915 and designed in the lawn park style by Hare & Hare. The five acre St. Mary's Cemetery was opened c. 1900 and incorporated into the 1915 expansion.[3]

Notable interments[edit]

The cemetery contains two Commonwealth war graves of World War II, a Flight Engineer of Royal Air Force Ferry Command and a Sapper of the Royal Canadian Engineers.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "Monongahela Cemetery History". Monongahela Cemetery. Retrieved December 23, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Neccia, Terry A. "Monongahela Cemetery". National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Retrieved December 23, 2013. 
  4. ^ [1] CWGC Cemetery report, details from casualty record.

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