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E. W. Marsh Mausoleum -- Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, GA
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N 33° 47.099 W 084° 22.375
16S E 743247 N 3741418
Quick Description: The elaborate Gothic revival E. W. Marsh Mausoleum and its inscribed memorial bronze urns at Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, GA
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 10/2/2017 2:33:19 PM
Waymark Code: WMWQGT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member NCDaywalker
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Long Description:
The E. W. Marsh Mausoleum is stop no. 86 on the official Oakland Cemetery self-guided tour.

From the tour booklet:

"86. MARSH MAUSOLEUM (1890, Gothic Revival) as flanked by 2 large bronze urns signed by Gorham, the first art foundry in the United States. The egg-and-dart motif at the top of the urns symbolizes life and death, and the sunflowers on the handles represent striving toward God. These urns honor the children of Edward Marsh, Sr. (1824-1900)"

From the Oakland Cemetery website: (visit link)

"’s well known that love can be found in the most unlikeliest of places, and Oakland Cemetery is no exception! This Valentine’s Day weekend, bring your loved ones along for an afternoon among the gardens and mausoleums of Atlanta’s oldest burial ground at the Love Stories of Oakland Tours.

On Feb. 14-15, Oakland Cemetery invites lovers, families and friends to learn more about the stories of devotion and symbolism found within its hallowed grounds. A costumed guide will tell the stories of a few of the 70,000 people who lie in rest at Oakland, including famous Atlantans and ordinary citizens alike. Read on to get a snippet of a few of the stories you can expect:

Two residents of the Rawson mausoleum, Julia Collier and Julian Harris, had a “storybook marriage” that spanned more than 60 years — and the nickname is especially fitting, as Harris was the son of Tales of Uncle Remus author Joel Chandler Harris.

Gone With the Wind author Margaret Mitchell drew on family lore to develop the characters from her iconic novel, but some of the most touching love stories can be drawn from real people buried in her family plot.

Oakland’s iconic urns outside the Marsh mausoleum are tributes to the Marsh family children, one bearing the inscription: “When she had passed, it seemed like the ceasing of exquisite music.”
Final resting place for E.W Marsh, large bronze earns commemorate the lives of his daughters

Visiting Hours/Restrictions:
Dawn to dusk daily

Oakland Cemetery
Atlanta, GA

Website: [Web Link]

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Post a minimum of at least one picture, Gps not required. Explain experience of visit.
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