The Other Eberhard Anheuser Mausoleum, Bellefontaine Cemetery

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This elegant mausoleum in the Ionic order is perhaps the most pure example of Greek Revival/Neo-Classical architecture in the city. The proportions and design are reminiscent of the Temple of Athena Nike in Athens. Small, relatively sparsely adorned, it still represents the greatest understanding of what Greek architecture is.

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This is where Eberhard Anheuser, the grandson of the founder of Anheuser-Busch is interred. His grandfather is buried behind the Busch Mausoleum, where his daughter Lilly and son-in-law Adolphus are interred. This mausoleum is interesting in the large number of burials of people with names other than Anheuser, some predating Eberhard’s death.

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