In addition to the sculptures, one of
the most fascinating sights at Lake View is the array of
gothic, architecturally stunning crypts and mausoleums.
On the left, the padlocked
Holden crypt. The crypt on the right belongs to B.L. Pennington.
This art deco-style mausoleum
the final resting place of Liberty Elmer Holden (1833-1913),
original owner of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Holden is also credited with
the construction of the Cleveland Museum of Art, Rockefeller Park, and Wade
Crypt of Louise Strong (1872 to 1920),
wife of Charles Henry Strong.
A feature common to the mausoleums below is the the
Egyptian engraving over the doorway. The crypt on the right belongs to Lillian Gertrude Towslee, M.D.
(1859-1918), real estate investor/designer and medical doctor.
clustered mausoleums resemble houses from a distance.
One of many mausoleum rows at
Henry Chisholm (1822-1881),
Scottish immigrant and owner of Cleveland Rolling Mill. He is best
known for his progressive labor relations, providing housing and benefits to his employees.
After his death, his employees helped fund the completion of this
monument. His son William was apparently less popular than his
father--some claim his management of the mill
resulted in several major strikes.
Below, Left: The ornate, colorful mausoleum of Levi T. Scofield
(1842-1917), Civil War veteran and prominent architect. Scofield designed
the Mansfield Reformatory, as well as the Athens and Columbus insane asylumsy.
Locally, he designed Central High School and the R. K. Winslow house.
The crypt on the right belongs to S. Brainard.
example of the Romantic garden design of Lake View Cemetery