I’ve always been intrigued by the simplicity of Adam Lemp’s monument in Bellefontaine Cemetery. A large upright stone, sitting in a field of grass. His wife’s name is not mentioned on the monument, even though she is buried nearby.
The nuts have been eaten since the last time I was here.
The Ulrici grave site once featured a mausoleum, which was removed due to its condition.
The relief sculpture on the Yeatman Monument is interesting; the clouds are very Baroque in their rendering. The stone is soft, unfortunately, so some of the detail is gone, but it is still in a great state of preservation.
There are not many examples of Egyptian Revival architecture in St. Louis, though there are some tombs in Bellefontaine that admirably represent the style. Influenced by the thousands year old fascination Western Civilization has possessed for Ancient Egypt, coupled with… Continue Reading
Famous for the long extension of its plot to protect the view of the mausoleum from the road, the Pierce Mausoleum contains some amazing bronzework. These lion footed torcheres flank the entrance. And the front doors contain these stunning lions… Continue Reading
I’ve always enjoyed the unique design of the Westlake Mausoleum, set out by itself and with a huge swath of grass in its plot. The typefont is also interesting.
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.
I had never seen Zion Cemetery before, and I suspect it was founded by Zion Lutheran in the St. Louis Place neighborhood. It’s a nice cemetery, with some pretty monuments. At one point, it seems like every Evangelisch Lutheran church… Continue Reading