Protected by grand gates, the Allegheny Cemetery encompasses 300 acres with over 15 miles of roadways across central and upper Lawrenceville. Created by Pittsburgh's leading families and business owners, it is a final resting place as well as a place for reflection by walkers, joggers and wildlife. Notable sites include the Chapel of the Angels Mausoleum, the Garden of Peace and the Twin Ponds. Seasonal plants and flowers grow under the towering trees. Because of the extensive roadway system, many Pittsburghers enjoy taking strolls or jogs through the cemetery.
“Buying a house in New Jersey would have been difficult. Here we are building a new house and we have a park right in our backyard.”