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  1. Sean says:

    Who is responsible for the upkeep of these mausoleums? Is it the descendants through a trust or will or the cemetery?

    1. Chris Naffziger says:

      Depends, I would imagine; if the contract says perpetual care, then the cemetery does. I don’t know the legal situation with the tomb.

  2. Newel Post says:

    This is one of the most handsome mausoleums I’ve ever seen; it’s amazing! Could it be that the hole in the roof is an oculus (as seen at the Pantheon, etc.)?

      1. Newel Post says:

        Thank you, Tom! It’s good to know that the hole in the roof was intentional. I’ve never been to this cemetery, but am certainly impressed. This particular tomb is definitely worthy of some serious restoration; I hope it receives it.

        1. Tom Maher - Kirkwood MO says:

          The oculus can be viewed on Bing Birdseye by entering 38.699269, -90.234759, zooming and rotating. Google or Bing satellite views are not nearly defined enough.

    1. Chris Naffziger says:

      There should be one small hole that allows for light to fall through the oculus.

  3. Mark says:

    Cool. I worked at Bellefontaine Cemetery during the summer as a kid, but I’ve never actually been in Calvary. I’ll have to change that. Is that limestone? It definitely looks older than your average Bellefontaine mausoleum, which I believe are almost all granite.

    1. Chris Naffziger says:

      Mark, yes it appears to be limestone or sandstone. It is indeed very old; the sign says that it was moved there after cholera fears closed the cemeteries downtown.

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