Dexter Mausoleum etching   Save
Henry Howe Collection
Description: This etching depicts the Dexter Mausoleum in Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati, Ohio. The structure's Gothic Revival style is clearly evident in its flying buttresses, spires, rose window, and arched windows. The mausoleum is set in a landscape of trees and bushes. The figures of woman and small child are visible in the lower left corner. Cincinnati architect James Keys Wilson designed the Dexter Mausoleum over a four-year period (1865-1869). in the style of a Gothic Revival "funerary monument." The private mausoleum was commissioned by the family of Edmund Dexter (1801-1862), the wealthy owner of a highly successful liquor distribution business in Cincinnati. Approximately 20 members of the Dexter family are interred in the mausoleum's crypts. Established in 1848, Spring Grove Cemetery is the second-largest cemetery in the United States. It was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 2007. The Dexter Mausoleum was entered in the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL07029
Subjects: Cemeteries; Cincinnati (Ohio); Mausoleums; Funeral rites & ceremonies; Gothic revival (Architecture); National Register of Historic Places; Architecture--Ohio--Cincinnati--Pictorial works
Places: Cincinnati (Ohio); Hamilton County (Ohio)