Category: Mount Royal Cemetery

  • G. H. Meyer Obelisk, Mount Royal Cemetery

    A sumptuously draped obelisk. Two G. H. Meyers are remembered here; the older one died in 1897, four years before the cemetery opened in 1901. Either he was moved here or his remains are interred somewhere else.

  • Baeuerlein Obelisk, Mount Royal Cemetery

    Put up in about 1907, this towering obelisk is one of the landmarks of the Mount Royal Cemetery. It seems to be showing off to the utility poles along Mount Royal Boulevard.

  • Tower in Mount Royal Cemetery

    No one seems to want to talk much about this striking tower (“striking” in this case is an aesthetically neutral term meaning “you sure do notice it”) in Mount Royal Cemetery. Father Pitt believes it is a communications tower meant to look like a modernist bell tower. At any rate, it is worked into the landscape well, and when the clouds are just right it is possible to get a striking picture.

  • Charles F. Schwab Mausoleum, Mount Royal Cemetery

    This particular Charles F. Schwab died in 1928, according to the inscription on his vault; Hendershaws were added later, and their name inscribed in the blank space on the lintel. This is a simple rustic mausoleum with a Doric front. Its best feature, unfortunately badly damaged, is a stained-glass window of a woman feeding a swan.