An interesting and malleable monument type.

A grand beaux-arts monument evolves to something charming.

An amuse-bouche

While you breathlessly await two fairly substantial posts I have in train, here is a little something to keep you going. It’s the Charles Weber (1855-1947) mausoleum in Loudon Park Cemetery in Baltimore (figure 1). Figure 1. Charles Weber mausoleum, c. 1947. Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore, MD. Photo: author. Figure 2. Charles Weber mausoleum. Loudon …

Tempus fugit!

George G. Snowden mausoleum, West Laurel Hill, Bala Cynwyd, PA. Photo: author. This exquisitely crisp mausoleum erected by George G. Snowden (or his commemorators after his death in 1920) lives in West Laurel Hill Cemetery. The lens on my phone distorts the image in a way that makes it look rather taller than it is, …

Tom and Dewey

The Columbia Gardens Cemetery here in Arlington provides an object lesson in the contrasts between a monument of the great age of American monumental art and architecture in the later nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and the current fallen state of almost every aspect of that art. The mausoleum of Admiral George Dewey (1837-1917), once …