Tag: Hamilton

  • 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
  • Hamilton Monument, Homewood Cemetery

    The typical family plot in the Homewood Cemetery has one large family monument and individual headstones for each family member. Here is one of those plots where the family monument is rather grander than usual, making it a more suitable neighbor for the Fricks and Heinzes and so forth who rest nearby.

  • Hamilton Monument, Homewood Cemetery

    Anyone who has seen enough science-fiction television would hesitate to step through the center of this extraordinary Egyptian construction; it seems obvious that it must be some sort of time portal leading back to the days of the pharaohs, or far across the galaxy to the planet from which Egyptian architects came. The verdigris of the bronze ornamentation fits very well with the polished granite.

    Alfred Reed Hamilton, who died in 1927, seems to be the earliest burial in this plot, and that sounds about right for the date of this monument.