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Fairview Cemetery Chapel

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1902. Maple Dr., 0.5 miles west of W. Ridge Rd.

Veterans from every war in our nation's history are interred in the Fairview cemetery. In 1902, a local man donated this small chapel so that relatives could remember them properly. Barely larger than a storage shed, the tiny building has an elongated Gothic-arched transom above the double doors that are outlined by rough-hewn stones. The Gothic arch is echoed in the muntins of the double-sash windows on the side elevations. A vestigial cupola, which is probably a ventilator, and a narrow chimney provide the climate control. The most appreciated parts of the small structure are the men's and women's outhouses built onto the rear of the building. The surrounding cemetery has fir trees sheltering burials from the 1850s.

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Lu Donnelly et al.
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Lu Donnelly et al., "Fairview Cemetery Chapel", [Fairview, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/PA-01-ER43.

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 1

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania, Lu Donnelly, H. David Brumble IV, and Franklin Toker. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2010, 505-506.

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