Tag: Egyptian

  • Kamin Family Mausoleum, West View Cemetery

    Kamin family mausoleum

    A splendid Egyptian mausoleum with a fine view of the Pyramids out the back window.

    Stained glass in the Kamin mausoleum
  • Shanor Column, Union Dale Cemetery

    Shanor column

    An odd mixture of styles: the base is a sort of medieval-classical fantasy, from which sprouts a column with an Egyptian-style lotus capital, and on that stands an allegorical figure of Hope.

  • A. J. Sunstein Mausoleum, West View Cemetery

    A. J. Sunstein Mausoleum

    Considering that the Exodus is the central event in Israel’s sacred history, Egyptian Revival has always struck old Pa Pitt as an odd choice of styles for a Jewish cemetery. But with this particular mausoleum he can see the appeal. “You think you’re a god-king, Pharaoh? Well, how would you like to be a door handle for the rest of eternity? What do you think of that, Mr. Bricks-Without-Straw?”

    Bronze door handle with Pharaoh heads
  • Brown Pyramid, Homewood Cemetery

    Brown pyramid

    This pyramid, almost certainly the most-photographed mausoleum in the cemetery, was designed for William Harry Brown, banker and heir to a shipping empire, by Alden & Harlow, Andrew Carnegie’s favorite architects. It was built in 1898.

    Doorway to the Brown pyramid
    Brown pyramid
  • Hamilton Monument, Homewood Cemetery

    Hamilton monument

    A strange Egyptian gateway to nowhere, made of rich polished stone and bronze. It probably dates from about 1927, when Alfred Reed Hamilton was buried in this plot.

    Hamilton monument