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
There aren’t a huge number of mausolea in Oak Hill, but there are a couple nice ones. The stars, however, are some interesting family plots, such as this one below. I like the benches around this one, bringing people together… 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
After the old Evangelisch Lutheran cemetery, founded in 1848 at Gravois and Wilmington, had to close in 1926, it was moved out to Rock Hill Road. The cemetery is about half full, and curiously, one half is largely empty except what… Continue Reading
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 left of it, is largely destroyed as of 2012.
I suppose not every city can have a cemetery as amazing as St. Louis’s Bellefontaine Cemetery, but the Evergreen Cemetery is Bloomington’s entry into the competition. Simple, austere, with only a few notable monuments, it nonetheless presents an island of… Continue Reading