The weather was weird in Princeton when we came through, but it is a really beautiful town, with a long history going back before the Civil War. It has two “downtowns,” one down by the county courthouse, and the other… Continue Reading
For some reason I had never noticed the Spink Mausoleum hiding in the trees, with its massive stylized Ionic columns flanking its bronzes doors. An upside-down torch symbolizes life ended, as that is how you extinguish a torch. I have… Continue Reading
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
Update: Moved into storage in June 2018; there is a grassroots effort to replace it with a new monument in nearby Jones Park. Read about how you can help here at St. Louis Magazine. I hadn’t been by Jones Park… Continue Reading
I remember when the boy mentioned in this inscription was killed. However, the sculpture is supposed to represent “Every Child,” and not a single victim. There are other bronze statues located around South Grand by the hospitals, as well. Senior… Continue Reading
The Foerg Monument commemorates three burials of the family on the Adam Lemp Plot. Henry, Augusta and Ferdinand are three mysterious figures from St. Louis history that I am investigating. Stay tuned.
I’ve always been intrigued by the simplicity of Adam Lemp’s monument in Bellefontaine Cemetery. A large upright stone, sitting in a field of grass. His wife’s name is not mentioned on the monument, even though she is buried nearby.
The nuts have been eaten since the last time I was here.
The relief sculpture on the Yeatman Monument is interesting; the clouds are very Baroque in their rendering. The stone is soft, unfortunately, so some of the detail is gone, but it is still in a great state of preservation.