Mount Moriah Cemetery
Opening in 1855, Mount Moriah had an ornate Romanesque entrance and gothic mausoleums that rivaled the great cemeteries of Greenwood in Brooklyn, and the famous Pere LaChaise in Paris. Eventually expanding to nearly 400 acres, it was Pennsylvania's largest burial site. Today it is largely forgotten. The grand brick entrance lies in ruins, the headstones and monuments have toppled over, and the forest is gradually covering the grounds. Mausoleums that hold some of Philadelphia's wealthiest Victorian patriarchs are starting to resemble a sort of rambling gothic fairytale.
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