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Spinx Sculptures - Barney Mausoleum - Springfield, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 04.558 W 072° 34.824
18T E 700153 N 4661043
Quick Description: A pair of Sphinx sculptures stand guard at each end of the Barney Mausoleum in Forest Park, Springfield.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 6/30/2011 4:13:06 PM
Waymark Code: WMBX9H
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 2

Long Description:
Everett Hosmer Barney made his fortune as a Civil War arms producer and later as a businessman, developing clamp-on ice skates and roller-skates. In 1890 Barney built a Victorian mansion on a hill at overlooking the Connecticut River. When he died he gave his estate and an endowment to the City of Springfield to build and maintain a public park, which is now Forest Park.

Barney constructed an elaborate mausoleum of for his son on a Laurel Hill, which carries the date 1892, a short distance from his mansion. The mausoleum is the final resting place of Everett Hosmer Barney, his wife Eliza Jane Knowles Barney and their son, George Murray Barney. The structure has two sets of stairs leading up to a small temple. Each stairway is guarded by a sphinx. The entire mausoleum is surrounded by an an iron fence. The site has a commanding view of the Connecticut River and the Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts.
Style: Egyptian

Medium: Stone

Head Type: Woman

Website: [Web Link]

Street Address:
Forest Park
Springfield, MA United States

Statue Name: Not listed

Specify Other Head: Not listed

Head Namesake: Not listed

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