Even gilded-age figures of grief have picked up bad habits recently!
In which is explored a model for a very common American mausoleum design.
Loss and attendant grief are terrible things, and to combat them some survivors attempt to distract themselves by entering wholeheartedly into “a project” of commemoration.
A monstrous surprise awaited me at Glenwood Cemetery today.
A grand beaux-arts monument evolves to something charming.
Figure 1. Rouss mausoleum, c. 1902. Detail: façade. Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Winchester, VA. Photo: author. The handsome Rouss mausoleum in Mt. Hebron Cemetery in Winchester, VA, is a fine, attentively designed version of a Greek Doric temple (figures 1, 2). Built after Rouss died in 1902, it varies in a dozen ways from the most …