Tag: Art Deco

  • Haas Mausoleum, St. Michael’s Cemetery

    Haas mausoleum

    An attractive Art Deco design with more traditionally Gothic bronze doors that have survived because this mausoleum is right at the cemetery entrance, where people might tend to notice two men with a pickup truck fiddling with a mausoleum in the middle of the night. (Note the fence spike in the foreground: old Pa Pitt apologizes for that, but it’s sometimes hard to see what’s in the picture when the camera has to be held above a fence.) This is one of only two mausoleums in St. Michael’s Cemetery, and it is the grander of the two.

    Stained glass of the Holy Family

    The stained-glass window of the Holy Family is a very good one, though it was probably a standard catalogue item.

    Angel in bronze

    Angels adorn the bronze doors.

    Bronze decorations
    Corner view
  • Perritt Monument, Homewood Cemetery

    Perritt monument

    A simple stele with Art Deco flair. It is running out of space for Elliott Eugene Perritts. Enlarge the picture and note the three children remembered on the base. Three funerals in four years: that is what childhood mortality used to be like even among wealthy families before we figured out how to vaccinate against childhood diseases.

  • Burnett Mausoleum, Homewood Cemetery

    Burnett Mausoleum

    A small mausoleum or vault, modern with a hint of Art Deco in the decorations. The bronze doors are particularly good, with angular decorations that remind old Pa Pitt of German Jugendstil.

  • Louis A. Behr Mausoleum, West View Cemetery

    Louis A. Behr mausoleum, West View Cemetery

    Art Deco details make a composition that is at once simple and rich. Note how the bronze doors echo the vertical lines of the stone.

  • Hirth Mausoleum, Homewood Cemetery

    Hirth mausoleum

    A tasteful application of Art Deco details to the standard cubical mausoleum of the early twentieth century.

    Hirth mausoleum