Category Archives: Richland Cemetery

A well-kept cemetery in Dravosburg, with a couple of tall obelisks and at least one really splendid zinc monument.

Crump Obelisk, Richland Cemetery

A splendid Victorian obelisk, rich in the kind of ornamentation that would be repudiated a generation later. Note especially the monogram halfway up. Stephan S. Crump died in 1912 at the age of 82; we suspect that he bought this obelisk for himself earlier, perhaps twenty years before he died.

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Dr. S. Harper Smith Monument, Richland Cemetery

A really splendid zinc monument, something like a royal tomb in a medieval cathedral. Since zinc monuments like this seem not to have been made after World War I (although the panel inserts continued to be made for decades), this monument was probably installed before Dr. Smith and Mrs. Smith died, with the appropriate panels ordered later.