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For such is the kingdom of Heaven

Matthew 19:14 King James Version (KJV) 14 But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven. Many cemeteries have sections laid aside for infant burials. Often a feature … Continue reading

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Sarcophagi

You say sarcophagi, I say sarcophaguses. Whichever way you say it, it means more than one sarcophagus. Sarcophagus tombs are designed to look like coffins.  Most often they are set on a platform or a base.  The tomb is often … Continue reading

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The Maker of the Modern Mall

The modern-style polished-granite mausoleum in the Fairmount Cemetery at Denver, Colorado, was designed by and built for Temple Hoyne Buell (1895–1990) a noted architect who gained lasting fame for designing the first-ever American shopping mall. Buell was a prolific and … Continue reading

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The Stele

In 1928, the Georgia Marble Company of Tate, Georgia, produced a marketing piece in the form of a book titled, Memorials: To-Day for To-Morrow written by William Henry Deacy. The book was designed to showcase their memorial designs by highlighting … Continue reading

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The Obelisk

In 1928, the Georgia Marble Company of Tate, Georgia, produced a marketing piece in the form of a book titled, Memorials: To-Day for To-Morrow written by William Henry Deacy. The book was designed to showcase their memorial designs by highlighting … Continue reading

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An Artist’s Work

  Hungarian-born sculptor George Julian Zolnay (July 4, 1863 – May 1, 1949) created monumental works of arts including the memorial at the edge of Centennial Park in Nashville, Tennessee, for fallen World War I soldiers. This sculpture shows the … Continue reading

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Hope

The representation of Hope can be easily found in American cemeteries.  Hope is most often portrayed as a woman standing and leaning against an anchor.  In the example above, Virtue is seated and holding a small anchor in her lap.  In … Continue reading

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