I visited Sunset Memorial Park, out Gravois Road in the sunshine of early July 2018. I am still impressed by the massive columbarium, which sits towards the back of the cemetery. There is also a very pretty office and residence… Continue Reading
I photographed the interior of the Wainwright Tomb all the way back in November of 2008. It still is just as beautiful today as it was back then.
I had seen the wonderful lily flower stained glass window in the Lemp Mausoleum, but I realized during my last visit that there are two side windows in the back, which are quite beautiful themselves.
I don’t really like calling out anybody who’s trying to do their best maintaining an historic structure. I am well aware of the costs involved, the expensive specialists who are qualified to work in old building materials, and the often… Continue Reading
The Bixby Mausoleum is unique for several reasons; first of all, it uses much more rusticated stone than its neighbors. Secondly, its massive, gravity-defying curved front pediment appears to be the only one like it in the cemetery. It is… Continue Reading
The Ulrici grave site once featured a mausoleum, which was removed due to its condition.
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