Category Archives: Symbolism

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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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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The Willows

IN memory of Eliza Hammond who Departed this life … 18th 1854, in the 17th year of her … Remember friends as you pass by As you are now, so once was I, As I am now so you must … Continue reading

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Swan Song

The intricately carved white swan set on a highly polished black granite base in the Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park in New Albany, Indiana, is only second such gravestone I have come across, likely carved by the same stone carver—the other in … Continue reading

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