Gay Mausoleum Window - Columbus, OH
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N 39° 56.435 W 083° 01.905
17S E 326413 N 4423138
Quick Description: The Gay Mausoleum is located in the historic Green Lawn Cemetery in Columbus, Ohio, USA.
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 1/9/2010 7:19:29 PM
Waymark Code: WM81M5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Norfolk12
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Long Description:
This small mausoleum has a beautiful stained glass window. The following information about this final resting place of Harvey D. and Virginia W. Gay is from the Find A Grave website: "Harvey D. Gay died in Vinton, Iowa. The body was brought to Columbus by train from Iowa. Funeral took place at the residence of his brother-in-law General C. C. Walcutt. The body was accompanied back to Columbus by Mrs. Virginia W. Gay and Mrs. George Graham. Harvey married in 1855 to Virginia Walcutt, who died in 1914. It was the Gay family which gave Gay street its name."

Approximately 147,000 grave sites can be found in the historic cemetery where this mausoleum is located. An historical marker at the entrance to the cemetery provides the following information:

SIDE 1: Landscape architect Howard Daniels designed the original portion of Green Lawn Cemetery in 1848. Noted Columbus architect Frank Packard designed Green Lawn's Chapel mausoleum, the Hayden family mausoleum, and the Packard mausoleum. Spanning over 360 acres, the cemetery's wooded setting provides a habitat for a variety of birds and other wildlife. The Chapel contains stunning stained glass windows and mosaic artwork by Tiffany & Company of New York. The monuments, obelisks, and memorials throughout the cemetery represent a wealth of artwork and a history of Columbus. As one of the oldest and largest cemeteries in Ohio, Green Lawn is the resting-place of many noted individuals who have made significant contributions to Columbus, Franklin County and the nation.

SIDE 2: Interments here include: Gordon Battelle - founder of Battelle Memorial Institute, a center for creative research and invention development; Samuel Bush - president of Buckeye Steel Castings and grandfather and great grandfather of United States Presidents George Bush and George W. Bush; Dr. Lincoln Goodale - first physician to practice in Franklinton, now Columbus; P. W. Huntington - founder of Huntington National Bank in Columbus in 1866 and member of Green Lawn's Board of Trustees for over forty years; Simon Lazarus - began Lazarus department stores in 1851; James Poindexter - barber, minister, conductor on the Underground Railroad, and first African American to be elected to Columbus City Council; James Rhodes - the longest serving governor of Ohio; Eddie Rickenbacker - famed racecar driver and World War I flying ace; Lucas Sullivant - surveyor and planner of the city of Franklinton in 1797; James Thurber - twentieth century humorist author and cartoonist; and honored veterans of every war since the Civil War.

Additional information is available on the cemetery's website

Type of building where window is located: Other

1000 Green Lawn Avenue
Columbus, OH USA

Admission Charge: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Days of Operation: Monday-Sunday

Hours of Operation: From: 7:00 AM To: 5:00 PM

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