Ann Farrar was the wife and mother of many famous St. Louisans, and I really enjoy her mausoleum. There is a burial chamber under the monumental portico in the Tuscan order. Please join me for my lecture about the Green… Continue Reading
I was intrigued by this burial monument for Franklin and Olivia Day. It is notable to me for seeming to be constructed from soft limestone, so it is one of the earlier monuments in the cemetery, I suspect.
There is a beautiful gate house and caretaker’s house right on the southeast corner, along what was originally Bellefontaine Road, but now renamed Broadway in the city (the road still exists in North County). There is another, newer gatehouse… Continue Reading
I was always much more used to seeing these subterranean tombs on the East Coast, and there are plenty of mausolea in Bellefontaine, but when I start to look more closely, there are more tombs built into the side of… Continue Reading
I usually roll around to Bellefontaine Cemetery around sunset, but I was out there in the morning, and captured the trees’ shadows dancing across the front of the august Wainwright Mausoleum.
Now that the nonsense surrounding the Lemp impostor seems to be over, the charlatan banished to obscurity, Bellefontaine Cemetery is allowing limited visitors into the family’s mausoleum, with legitimate heirs’ expressed permission. Many people may not realize it, but less… Continue Reading