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Marion in Marion County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Marion Mausoleum

 
 
Marion Mausoleum Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 26, 2018
1. Marion Mausoleum Marker
Inscription. The Marion Mausoleum represents a time in early 20th-century America in which burial practices changed because of advances in engineering and construction materials, concerns about hygiene, and a new rise in wealth among the middle class. Exhibiting elements of the Neo-Classical Revival and Prairie architectural styles, construction of the sandstone building began in 1906. The mausoleum opened to the public in 1916. The interior is comprised of marble and concrete. Furnishings include chandeliers, wool carpeting, and wrought iron furniture. Stained-glass windows admit natural light. Two windows feature an upside-down torch with a still-burning flame, which symbolizes a belief in eternal spiritual life after death and burial. The mausoleum has space for 383 internments. As of 2016, it is supported and maintained by a perpetual care fund.
 
Erected 2016 by Marion County Historical Society and The Ohio History Connection. (Marker Number 11-51.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 40° 34.847′ N, 83° 5.808′ W. Marker is in Marion, Ohio, in Marion County. Marker is on Mount Vernon Avenue (Ohio
Marion Mausoleum and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 26, 2018
2. Marion Mausoleum and Marker
Route 95) just from Richland Road (Ohio Route 529), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. The marker is best found by using the street address. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1225 Mount Vernon Ave, Marion OH 43302, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Home of Warren G. Harding (was approx. 1.4 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Cummins Home (approx. 1.4 miles away); Harding Memorial (approx. 1 miles away); Jacob's Well (approx. 1.6 miles away); Old Marion Cemetery (approx. 1.7 miles away); Marion County Courthouse (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Underground Railroad / The Marion County Trial of Bill Anderson (approx. 1.8 miles away); Norman Mattoon Thomas (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marion.
 
More about this marker. Marker is easy to miss as it faces the road rather than oncoming traffic.
 
Also see . . .  The difference between Mausoleums, Crypts, and Tombs. “Mausoleums came about when Queen Artemisia II of Caria, in Asia Minor, had a special structure built to house the remains of her husband and brother, King Mausolus, when he died in 353 B.C. This is where the word derived. The Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, near Bodrun, Turkey, is considered
Marion Mausoleum image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 26, 2018
3. Marion Mausoleum
one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.” (Submitted on May 27, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 27, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 26, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 63 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on May 26, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   2, 3. submitted on May 27, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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