Busch Mausoleum Art - Bellefontaine Cemetery - St. Louis, MO
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N 38° 41.624 W 090° 13.831
15S E 740865 N 4286431
Quick Description: Grave of the founder of Anheuser-Busch Brewery.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 12/2/2021 3:58:25 AM
Waymark Code: WM15BPB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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Long Description:

County of structure: St; Louis Independent City
Location of structure: Woodbine & Magnolia (inside cemetery), W. Florissant Ave., St. Louis
Built: 1921
Architect: Thomas P. Barnett
Architectural Style: Gothic Revival

Frieze art all over this Gothic structure. Gargoyles on the copper spire, and a chimera of a woman over the entrance, and flowers, and symbols and just brick-a-brack little designs here and there.


"Designed by architect Thomas P. Barnett, this elaborate Gothic Revival mausoleum was constructed in 1921 using unpolished red Missouri granite. The mausoleum has a gray-green slate roof topped with a copper spire, ornate finials, and engraved grape vines. The bronze doors are topped with hop flower embellishments. The structure features elaborate stained glass panels, and thus resembles a small church. The Latin inscription above the entrance reads, “Veni, Vidi, Vici,” which translates to, “I came, I saw, I conquered.”

"Born in 1839 in Germany, Adolphus Busch was the co-founder of Anheuser-Busch Brewery. He joined the business after marrying Eberhard Anheuser’s daughter Lily, who is also laid to rest in the mausoleum." ~ Bellefontaine Cemetery


Artist: Thomas P. Barnett, architect

Address:
Woodbine & Magnolia (streets inside cemetery)
Bellefontaine Cemetery
4947 W. Florissant Ave.
St. Louis, Missouri 63115


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