I stopped around the center of Bellefontaine Cemetery and noticed a couple of elegant family plots, including the Campbell and Ranken squares, each centered around an obelisk. But I was also intrigued by this monument with a mother and two… Continue Reading
The stone for Lot 79 is a little hard to read nowadays, but it was bought by a one Lawrason Riggs, a native of Georgetown, Washington, DC, way back when Bellefontaine Cemetery was just opening up. After marrying and outliving… Continue Reading
The Dr. David Brock Mausoleum sits in what would have been one of the most prominent locations in Bellefontaine Cemetery when it was originally founded and the front gate was along the eponymous road and fort, now North Broadway. As… Continue Reading
The original entrance off of Bellefontaine Road, now North Broadway, is a majestic, gently sloping valley that allowed horse-drawn carriages to reach the ridge line that forms the main road of Bellefontaine Cemetery. It rises up slowly, only cutting through… Continue Reading
For some reason I had never noticed the Spink Mausoleum hiding in the trees, with its massive stylized Ionic columns flanking its bronzes doors. An upside-down torch symbolizes life ended, as that is how you extinguish a torch. I have… Continue Reading
The grass was just starting to green up, and the daffodils were blooming, but the leaves were not quite on the trees, so the cemetery was looking really interesting in the bright blue sky of Saturday.
I photographed the interior of the Wainwright Tomb all the way back in November of 2008. It still is just as beautiful today as it was back then.
I had seen the wonderful lily flower stained glass window in the Lemp Mausoleum, but I realized during my last visit that there are two side windows in the back, which are quite beautiful themselves.
The Bixby Mausoleum is unique for several reasons; first of all, it uses much more rusticated stone than its neighbors. Secondly, its massive, gravity-defying curved front pediment appears to be the only one like it in the cemetery. It is… Continue Reading