On a lark, I decided to take the short drive (but what feels like a million miles away) from St. Louis to visit Eagle Cliff Cemetery again. I visited back in February of 2013, and looking back at those photos,… Continue Reading
Things are looking good around Bellefontaine Cemetery this spring, and I took the opportunity to walk around different parts of the grounds to see how the historic mausolea and tombs were doing. First up is this trio of two obelisks… 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
Chuck Berry is interred in a large mausoleum off Mason Road, just south of Olive Boulevard in West County in Bellerive Gardens Cemetery. It is a new building, as far a I can tell, and is constructed of blue granite… Continue Reading
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.