Thursday, September 30, 2010

Graceland Cemetery: Tomb of Potter Palmer

Tomb of Potter Palmer
Graceland Cemetery..

Architect: McKim, Mead and White [1902]

Potter Palmer [1826-1902] and Bertha Palmer [1849 - 1918] lie within the two large granite sarcophagi. The inverted torches on the sides symbolic of death. Three generations of their descendants lie beneath the floor around them. McKim, Mead & White designed their tomb the style of a Greek temple, which is the largest in Graceland.

Potter Palmer

Bertha Honore Palmer

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