A simple and austere Doric mausoleum whose austerity is mitigated by a fine cross-and-palms bronze door and the fairly unusual warm honey color of the stone
A somewhat unusual shape for a classical mausoleum. The bronze door is striking, with an Art Nouveau arrangement of cross and palms.
A Doric mausoleum with a wreath in the pediment. The rusticated stone gives the structure, which bears the date 1906, a richness of texture that contrasts well with its simplified Doric entablature.
An unusual classical monument: a pediment with two columns flanked by curved benches. The effect is something like a gateway, with the repaired cross behind representing the destination.
A mausoleum for priests who have gone home. The style is interesting: the overall shape is very much Egyptian, but there are no pagan Egyptian details, and the rusticated stone and Celtic-style uncial inscription are quasi-medieval.
A tall obelisk with the oblique cross that often Christianizes obelisks in Catholic cemeteries.
It is rare to find a classical mausoleum with explicitly Christian symbols—except in Catholic cemeteries, where it is very much the norm. This fine little Doric temple bears a cross on the top, broadcasting the unambiguous message, “Tasteful but not pagan.”
A particularly splendid maple tree in Calvary Cemetery.
Calvary Cemetery is huge, and the best thing about it is the hilltop site, which opens up beautiful views in all directions.
The base is a bit busy for a classical monument, but Father Pitt finds the overall effect pleasing. Emilio B. F. Sposato died at about forty in 1906, and that is probably about the date of this monument.