Richardson Mausoleum Stained Glass - Mount Mora Cemetery - St. Joseph, Mo.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
N 39° 46.479 W 094° 50.512
15S E 342258 N 4404368
Quick Description: The Richardson Mausoleum is the first mausoleum on the right encountered on the Mausoleum Row - the road going straight when entering the Cemetery - 824 Mt. Mora Rd.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 6/12/2013 7:53:13 PM
Waymark Code: WMH9XP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 2

Long Description:
From the National Register application:
(visit link)

"Date unknown; Architect/Builder: unknown

The Richardson mausoleum is an understated Egyptian Revival structure constructed of large blocks of dressed-face granite in a running bond pattern. The massing of the structure is simple; the four sides of the building are battered (inclined inward) from the slightly flaring base to a raised frieze band. Above the frieze band and decorated with low-
relief lotiform carving, a pronounced cavetto cornice flares out to create the square-cut eave of the roof. The dressed granite, keyed-slab roof rises to a low pitch, with a pediment at the front and rear. At the front facade, the centered and recessed entry niche is framed by a pair of massive tapered, dressed-granite columns with date-palm capitals. The columns support a flush lintel stone with "RICHARDSON" incised above the double-leaf bronze entry door. Each door leaf bronze has an upper panel of glass behind a grille of stylized lotus buds, with square rod "stems" forming the picket of the grille. The lower panels of the door are composed of four shallowly- raised rectangles framed by simple, square panel molding. Within the mausoleum, four white marble crypts are stacked, long-wise, from the floor to the ceiling, leaving a central aisle with a black marble floor. At the rear wall of the structure and centered on the entry door is a window of blue, gold, red, and black stained glass. The window uses a variety of Egyptian motifs; a base of lotus blossoms rises with stylized stems to support a winged solar disc, a sign of reincarnation. Recessed into the jamb of the window embrasure is a bronze grille matching that found on the entry doors."
Type of building where window is located: Private Property

Address:
824 Mt Mora Rd
St Joseph, Mo USA
64501


Admission Charge: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Days of Operation: Mon-Sun

Hours of Operation: From: 8:00 AM To: 5:00 PM

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