An astounding plot in Durham’s Maplewood Cemetery with three monumental axes.

The Liscum monument

An unsung monument in Arlington gets a close look.

Making Lemonade

I suppose you would probably guess that there were trade journals for granite and marble suppliers and cutters in the great age of public art in this country, from about 1890 to 1930. One such journal, The Monumental News, celebrated the above George E. Lemon monument in its 1898 series. The author has halfway spotted […]


The Keep monument in Rock Creek Cemetery is visible from a great distance because of its eye-popping pink and verdigris colors. The bronze figures were created in about 1920 by James Earle Fraser, the man who designed both faces of the 1913 buffalo nickel. Before I try to make sense of our sculpture, have a […]