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
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