Update: See how the mausoleum fits into the overall design of the cemetery in this October 2018 post.
Set aside from many of the other monuments in Bellefontaine Cemeter lies the stately George R. Taylor Mausoleum, tucked into the side of the hill and constructed of what appears to be pink granite.
Taylor was president of the Missouri Pacific Railroad, and the mausoleum was designed by George Barnett. He was married into the Chouteau family.
The sculpture is exquisite on the front of the tomb.
And there’s a great stained glass window depicting the Resurrection on the far wall. The glass window/door protects what almost looks like a giant granite door.
It’s difficult to photograph through the glass but there’s a wonderful majolica-like floor inside.
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I love these shots. When my best friend and I visited for the first time, we were greatly amused that the Paramore tomb uses a type of chi ro that greatly resembles a dollar sign. When one of us noticed this, she said “Look! You CAN take it with you!
Great story! Where is the Paramore tomb at?