A cemetery that's more than a place of final rest
The business leaders who brought in landscape architect Almerin Hotchkiss for Bellefontaine wanted families to come, enjoy and relax. And one can have a lovely afternoon strolling the paths. How much better to do so, however, if you know what you're seeing.
Here's a closer look at one of the cemetery's most famous buildings: Wainwright Tomb. These photos were taken during 2011's Beacon Festival when architect Gene Mackey gave a talk about Louis Sullivan, the architect who designed the Wainwright Building in downtown St. Louis as well as the Wainwright Tomb. The tomb will be open again for this year's Beacon Festival event.