Friday, May 1, 2015

Chicago, Illinois

Egyptian Revival ~ Pyramids:  In Chicago's famous "rural cemetery" is one of the classic examples of the Egyptian Revival style, complete with lotus and protective asp and sphinx. Inside are the remains of Peter Schoenhofen and his family. May their spirits live as long as the ancient Pharaohs. Where did the wealth to build the mausoleum come from?  His brewery, which slaked the thirst of Chicagoans in the late 1800s. Graceland Cemetery. [2015]

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