A monstrous surprise awaited me at Glenwood Cemetery today.
A grand beaux-arts monument evolves to something charming.
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. Besides its crazy take on the Ionic order (just what is it with those capitals, for a start), it’s been banged up […]
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, but in obedience to the dictates of the Ionic order it is […]
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 […]