How big is the
Approximately 5,200 square feet with 384 single crypts; 60
single, double, and family glass front niches; and 64 single and
double brass niches. Presently there only of few brass niches left
Why is it called a
The name Mausoleum comes from King Mausoleos, an ancient
king who is believed to be the first person entombed above
When were mausoleums first
Above ground burial has been used for many thousands of
years. The pharaohs of Egypt, kings and poets of Europe, and Christ
were put into an above ground tomb.
What is the history of mausoleums
in the United States?
Mausoleums were built early on in the infancy of our
nation. The major lead in building and usage of mausoleums didn't
come until 1920's when California cemeteries built hundreds. Since
then, the building of mausoleums has spread throughout the United
States with mausoleums common in modern cemeteries.
What is it called when someone is buried in
Entombment usually refers to above-ground burial. Interment
refers to in-ground burial.
How was the mausoleum
Most of the large mausoleums are constructed using the
'honeycomb' method resembling a 'beehive'. Concrete with reinforced
steel bars provide a strong, durable structure. Each crypt has
several holes in the side that lead to pipes which extend to the
top of the building and allowing for a continuous flow of fresh
How do you seal a
Each crypt has two 'doors'; an inner door usually
constructed of concrete block and is doubled chalked around the
edges and the outer door made of granite or marble is placed in
front with a nameplate or scroll.
Is the mausoleum heated and air
Yes, most all indoor large mausoleums with an area to
conduct services, are heated and air conditioned.
If you have more questions or the availability of niches, please
contact our Cemetery Office:
208-608-7598 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org