Maximalist Memorials: Entombed here is "a noble Atlantan who built an empire with his own hands." He was in the right place at the right time, Atlanta after the Civil War, to profit from the rebuilding boom that saw a new Atlanta rise from the ashes of Sherman's March. Now, atop his own mausoleum he sits, keeping track of those who come to honor him and his wealth. When he died, he was reputed to be the richest man in the city. Oakland Cemetery.