Tag: Homann

  • Homann Mausoleum, South Side Cemetery

    An elegantly simple cube with rusticated stone blocks to add texture and shading. Unlike most of the mausoleums in this cemetery, this one has kept its bronze doors. One wonders whether the designer intended the shallow stepped roof as a subtle recollection of the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus.

  • Homann Mausoleum, South Side Cemetery

    One of the very few mausoleums in the South Side Cemetery that still possess bronze doors, which are irresistible to thieves. The mausoleum itself is too plain to assign to any particular style; the general shape, with sloping sides, is a bit Egyptian, but there are no Egyptian details. Nevertheless, stock design though it may be, it is tasteful and pleasing. Especially with its doors still on.

  • Homann Stump, South Side Cemetery

    A large rustic stump with an open book that bears the names of Charles, Otto, and Julie Homann. There is room for many more names in the book, and the section of peeled-away bark on the stump  was never used. Two small rustic headstones mark individual graves; Otto died in 1902, and the inscription on the other headstone is not easily legible.