As weather becomes more pleasant and the urge to be out of doors and go for a walk increases, one of the premiere places to consider is the Union Cemetery. With the winding terrain, lovely landscaping and historic structures it is truly a peaceful and pleasant experience. One of the structures you will want to be sure to see is the Receiving Vault stone building, one of four historical buildings on the register. It features a high-pitched slate roof and buttressed walls of sandstone, and is of Anglo-Saxon chapel design with a modified Gothic stone entrance designed by W.J. Archer in 1888.
The Hetty Elizabeth Beatty Questers are currently in the process of restoring the building.
In the last several years they have restored the historic first office building at Union Cemetery and installed a grave stone for Hetty Elizabeth Beatty, who with her husband Rev. Dr. C.C. Beatty founded the Female Seminary in Steubenville.
The quester group have held many fund raisers, but are still in need of additional funds to complete their project.
If you are interested in contributing please send to HEB Questers, c/o Pugliese Charitable Foundation, P.O. 2620, Wintersville, OH 43953.
Donations are tax deductible.