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.
What was once clearly in Forest Park, this rock now sits in a traffic island just to the south.
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
The O’Fallon plot in Bellefontaine Cemetery is huge, and if I remember correctly, the largest in the cemetery. It is circular, with a low, half-foot wall or border delineating the boundaries of the plot. The main monument for John O’Fallon… Continue Reading
Well, it didn’t take long, and it’s hard to see in this picture, but someone has already attempted to steal the bronze plaque off of the Big Mound Memorial, bending its right side in the process. The monument, in its old… Continue Reading