Tag: Doric

  • Riter Mausoleum, Homewood Cemetery

    A large Doric temple near the entrance to the cemetery. It is very much a gentleman’s mausoleum: it is most distinguished by its lack of distinguishing features, concentrating instead on getting every detail of the style perfectly correct.

  • Swartz Mausoleum, Homewood Cemetery

    Swartz Mausoleum

    A simple rustic mausoleum half set into the hill, with a porch featuring Tuscan columns, a kind of simplified Doric order (classical architectural writers do not distinguish it from Doric).

    Swartz and Hoting mausoleums
  • McNally Mausoleum, Calvary Cemetery

    McNally Mausoleum

    A splendid Doric temple that makes the most of its hillside site.

    McNally mausoleum
  • Purpura Monument, Calvary Cemetery

    Purpura monument

    A classical gateway with fluted Doric columns frames a Sacred Heart statue. Tablets for two branches of the Purpura family flank the gateway. This is one of those curious combinations we often see in Catholic cemeteries: ostentatiously classical taste applied to traditional Catholic religious symbolism.

  • Patterson Mausoleum, Calvary Cemetery

    Patterson mausoleum

    A simplified Doric temple, on its way from the correct classicism of the nineteenth century to the more austere simplicity of the twentieth. As with many other mausoleums, this one has lost its bronze door, and the gap has been filled with concrete.