The grass was just starting to green up, and the daffodils were blooming, but the leaves were not quite on the trees, so the cemetery was looking really interesting in the bright blue sky of Saturday.
Behind these elegant gates is a cemetery of much greater size than I had realized. You can read about its history here; it was originally by the Lemp Brewery, but moved out here for more land. The rolling hills are… Continue Reading
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.
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
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
Now that the nonsense surrounding the Lemp impostor seems to be over, the charlatan banished to obscurity, Bellefontaine Cemetery is allowing limited visitors into the family’s mausoleum, with legitimate heirs’ expressed permission. Many people may not realize it, but less… Continue Reading
After the old Evangelisch Lutheran cemetery, founded in 1848 at Gravois and Wilmington, had to close in 1926, it was moved out to Rock Hill Road. The cemetery is about half full, and curiously, one half is largely empty except what… Continue Reading
The Grand Water Tower is still a sight to behold, even after all of these years. I have never noticed the bushes growing out of the capital before. I guess I also never noticed how many people have collided with… Continue Reading