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  1. In which cemetery is this located? It is certainly intriguing. The column looks like it has steel or iron segments in the photo – true?

  2. Chris says:

    I'm pretty sure it was in Valhalla Cemetery.

  3. Yup – Valhalla it is.I found it on Bing Birdseye!It's in the SWST corner of the cemetery and easy to spot – it casts a long shadow.The name on the column is "Chapman."The cemetery's address is 7600 St. Charles Rock Road, 63133.Valhalla only goes back to 1911, so it is "more recent" than other memorials.Cool!

  4. Steven Tory says:

    This monument was erected ca. 1935-1940 by the plot owner, Penrose Embree Chapman, Sr. It is a single column saved from the downtown St. Louis Boatmen’s Bank building that was torn down a few years earlier. The exterior is made of polished Missouri granite, and it has a hidden metal liner. Several family graves are in the 32-plot section, some disinterred from other locations further east.

    1. Chris Naffziger says:

      Thanks, Steven! That is really interesting! Upon closer inspection, it looks like it is several pieces of columns stacked on top of each other.

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