Friday, October 1, 2010

Graceland Cemetery: Tomb of Howard Van Doren Shaw

Tomb of Howard Van Doren Shaw ..
Graceland Cemetery

Architect: Howard Van Doren Shaw [1906]

Howard Van Dorn Shaw [1868-1926] was a contemporary of Frank Lloyd Wright and others of the Prairie School of Architecture, but he was not one of the group. His designs remained traditional. This made him a favorite of wealthy residents of Lake Forest and other North Shore communities, for whom he designed many country homes.

The bronze ball on top of the elegant granite pillar contains the words of the 23rd Psalm.
The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
He leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul:
He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name' sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: For thou art with me;
Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies;
Thou annointest my head with oil; My cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the House of the Lord forever.

# Graceland Cemetery..
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