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Gothic Architecture Inspired by Sainte-Chappelle

Tucked away under some massive trees that form a canopy over a large part of the Dexter Family Mausoleum in the Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati, Ohio, is a great Gothic Revival-style tomb.  The sandstone mausoleum was designed for the … Continue reading

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A Simpler Version

The Belmont Mausoleum, in the Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, is a near replica of the Chapel of Saint Hubert; the original in Amboise, France—the final resting place of Leonardo da Vinci. The Murphy Family mausoleum in the Cypress Lawn … Continue reading

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French Gothic

Oliver Hazard Perry Belmont (1858-1908) Alva Smith Vanderbilt Belmont (1853-1933) The Belmont Mausoleum, in the Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, is a near replica of the Chapel of Saint Hubert; the original is in Amboise, France, and is the final … Continue reading

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Neo-Classical

The seemingly plain light gray granite Cuneo family mausoleum is a stunning example of Neo-classical architecture.  The pedimented porch is a key aspect of Neo-classical door design.  The porch features polished granite Ionic columns.  The entablature, the horizontal structure above … Continue reading

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The Last Supper

  HERE RESTS THE RIGHT REVEREND MONSIGNOR MICHAEL DAVID CONNELLY LLD PASTOR OF ST. BASIL’S CHURCH SAN FRANCISCO MEMBER OF THE ARCHBISHOP’S COUNCIL WHO FELL ASLEEP IN THE LORD AUGUST 19 1932 IN THE FIRST YEAR OF HIS LIFE AND … Continue reading

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The Victorian Era

NINETTA S. ELDEST CHILD OF W. P. & M. B. CHISOLM DIED Oct. 13, 1881 Aged 15 Years, 8 Months & 13 Days Ninetta “Nettie” was the daughter of William Perry “Willis” (November 23, 1833—January 21, 1888) and Martha B. … Continue reading

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Memorial for a Man of the Church

IN LOVING MEMORY OF REV. WM. P. KIRBY BORN IN LISTOWEL APRIL 15, 1860. ORDAINED MARCH 17, 1883. DIED FEB. 2, 1904. R. I. P. The marker for the Rev. Kirby in the Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma, California, is … Continue reading

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