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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Dexter Memorial at Spring Grove Cemetery - Cincinnati, Ohio

Good morning,

The Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati, Ohio, is surely one of the most interesting places to find a wide variety memorials.
The Dexter Mausoleum Memorial was built in 1855.
A "Memorial to Julius Dexter" by the Commercial Club, Cincinnati, can be read on Google Books by clicking here.   The book is from the Harvard College Library.  It is a wonderful short tribute to the man for whom this structure was built.

This memorial is listed in the National Historic Registry and National Landmarks. 

Beautiful.

Enjoy,
Lois

15 comments:

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

That is a very interesting memorial. And so expensive.

Wanda..... said...

I've read the Dexter Mausoleum is often mistaken for one of Spring Grove's three chapels. It is grand!

Mama-Bug said...

Wow! Imagine having something this spectacular to mark your passing! It's awesome!

Happy Days said...

The Dexter Memorial Mausoleum is a beautiful piece of architecture. I love all the detail, it's just beautiful...debbie

Jan n Jer said...

This is a stunning structure!

TexWisGirl said...

wow! what an impressive, gothic structure!

Sherry said...

Looks like something from a gothic romance novel!!!

Marit Johanne said...

Wow! What a monumental memorial building!
And the other tombstones you showed are very interesting too.

Diana said...

Unbelievable! I would just love to see that IN PERSON!!!
Love Di ♥

Rose said...

Oh--so beautiful...I LOVE to see places like this. Just so much work for the sake of beauty.

He sure sounded like a thoughtful, unselfish person...and one that was loved by all.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

This is such an interesting post. I want to learn more about it! Thanks, Lois!

Michele said...

Wow! What an interesting building! The word building really doesn't do it justice.

Quay Po Cooks said...

This memorial is extremely beautiful, so much details.

Montanagirl said...

Wow, the architecture is just amazing!

Lynette said...

Wow! Thanks.