A photo essay on the stages of decay of funerary landscape architecture.
A fine early Art Deco monument offers a chance to consider its evolution from the Neoclassical style.
The Kates monument in Laurel Hill gets us to the name of the quarry that contracted several works discussed here.
A stanza by the romantic poet Anna Laetitia Barbauld graces the monument of the extended Baker-Jones family.
A grand beaux-arts monument evolves to something charming.
While not jolly reading, it’s nevertheless interesting—and fairly rare—to hear on a monument of an unusual form of death. In Prospect Hill Cemetery (in D.C.), there is a tombstone of Marion Hays Colerider who was “shot and killed” at the age of 17 on 7 December 1900 (figure 1). But here I am interested in […]
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). Besides its crazy take on the Ionic order (just what is it with those capitals, for a start), it’s been […]