I think it’s important to realize that not all mausolea at Bellefontaine Cemetery are Beaux-Arts masterpieces. Some look like they could have come from the hills of Ireland, and landed in the middle of St. Louis. Likewise, not all obelisks… Continue Reading
It’s been another year, and it’s still hasn’t been fixed, as photos from a concerned citizens provided to me show.
The Lemp Mausoleum is less than half full, and probably will be forever. See the inside at this earlier post here.
I’ve been coming by the Wainwright Tomb (designed by Louis Sullivan for the same man as the office building downtown) for over a decade, and it’s interesting to see how it’s changed over the years.
I had never really looked at this mausoleum before, and I found some interesting details, such as this angel in bas-relief on the front door. I imagine the angel is an allusion to the one discovered in Christ’s tomb after… Continue Reading
I like the different perspective that the winter brings to Bellefontaine Cemetery with the leaves off the trees, as the lay of the land is more obvious with its undulations and dips and bobs. The light is harsh and stark,… Continue Reading
I experimented around with different vantage points of the Busch Mausoleum, which was looking resplendent in the autumn light at Bellefontaine Cemetery.
There was a golden layer of leaves on the ground in Bellefontaine Cemetery when I visited a couple of weeks ago, and the light made everything glow.
I went back by Father Dickson Cemetery, a historic African American cemetery off of Sappington Road, which I visited back in 2015 for a story for St. Louis Magazine. It still looks great, and is a model for maintaining a… Continue Reading