There are some nice monuments near the entrance of Calvary Cemetery, some modern, some more classical. I took a look on a sunny day. In a Roman Catholic cemetery, there are more overt crucifixes, such as the one below Christ… Continue Reading
The Frank Spiekerman Mausoleum in Calvary Cemetery is unique in that the full name of the owner is written across its front, and it is the most prominent Egyptian Revival edifice in the cemetery. Bellefontaine Cemetery has the very beautiful… Continue Reading
I took another look at the sculpture group from St. Liborius, which was moved from the church when it closed to the mausoleum at Calvary Cemetery. It is framed by Modernist windows by Emil Frei, which is fitting as it… Continue Reading
In one of the more spectacular examples of natural selection being exhibited by a tree, I realized there was a sapling growing from the inside of the dome of the Biddle Mausoleum in Calvary Cemetery. I hadn’t noticed when I… Continue Reading
I always enjoy it when readers bring my attention back to a building I’ve only cursorily looked at in the past, or that I’ve never heard about before. The Kerens Mausoleum in Calvary Cemetery is a great example; I took… Continue Reading
I felt as if I was in Scotland again when I visited Calvary Cemetery recently. After all of the rain and warm temperatures, there seems to be a haze over the city and rolling hills, and everything is so green.… Continue Reading
Frederick A. Berthold had many children, but three of them apparently did not make it out of childhood. The monument is very close to the Sarpy-Morrison plot from yesterday. He died at the age of 48 in 1868.
Update: I photographed and identified this group in May of 2020. The sculpture group I found long ago in Calvary Cemetery’s mausoleum came from one of the transept altars, as can be seen below. Sadly, that altar, or what is… Continue Reading
I was looking out over Calvary Cemetery recently and marveled at how the view in front of me was almost completely blocked by tombstones.