The new mausoleum at Bellefontaine Cemetery has a series of windows and staircases that lead to different vistas and views, allowing the visitor to see the lake to the north, or other parts of the cemetery from inside the building.… Continue Reading
There is a new mausoleum at Bellefontaine Cemetery, whose owners wish to remain anonymous until the first interment. All cemetery staff and contractors who worked on the project are sworn to secrecy, but we can tell the famed firm of… Continue Reading
I’ve done details of the Wainwright and Lemp mausolea in the past, so I turned to the Busch Mausoleum next. The famous phrase by Gaius Julius Caesair, Veni, Vedi, Vici, was spoken after his defeat of Pharnaces II of Pontus,… Continue Reading
Around the Hoppe and Benton graves there are some other very old and interesting family plots that I had never seen before, so I grabbed some quick photos. I also went around and photographed some of the parts of the… Continue Reading
Everyone knows who Thomas Hart Benton is, right? He’s buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery, and on a late morning visit I caught his monument and grave in the mottled sun and shade.
I’ve looked at the Feickert Family Plot before, which is right next to the Adam Lemp Family Plot in Bellefontaine Cemetery (they bought them both on the same day, years before their children William and Julia were married). Of course,… Continue Reading
Jason Gray and I were recently given the opportunity to do some late afternoon and evening night photography at Bellefontaine Cemetery. Here are some of my shots. Jason did many more and better photographs that you’ll see in the future.
I’ve always enjoyed the McLean Mausoleum in Bellefontaine Cemetery. It’s perhaps an understated example of the Egyptian Revival in funerary architecture in local cemeteries, but there are other reasons I like it. The most obvious being, if you look closely,… Continue Reading
I took a look around Bellefontaine Cemetery in early January, when the winter had set in, leaving the grounds in their stark but beautiful appearance for the season. I went back the Saturday in mid-February after the big snow and… Continue Reading
I took a drive around Bellefontaine Cemetery when the leaves were just starting to change, and snapped some pictures of some sculpture and mausolea.