Category Archives: Mausoleums

The Crown and the Angel

Elisabeth L. Roark wrote an article about cemetery angels titled, “Embodying Immortality: Angels in America’s Rural Garden Cemeteries, 1850—1900”, pages 56 – 111, 2007 edition of Markers, XXIV, in which she categorized the eight most commonly found types of graveyard angels—grouped … Continue reading

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Columbarium & Sarcophagus Mausoleum

Two cemeteries very far apart—Greenwood Cemetery in Phoenix, Arizona, and Crest Lawn Cemetery in Atlanta, Georgia, have the exact same statue of a man standing next to a woman with his arm around her. In Greenwood the statue (pictured above) … Continue reading

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The Whittell Egyptian Revival-Style Mausoleum

George Whittell, Jr. September 28, 1881 – April 17, 1969   Elia Pascal Whittell September 9, 1892 – May 1, 1977 George Whittell, Jr. was born rich—very rich.  His grandfather invested in real estate during the California Gold Rush and … Continue reading

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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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