Sweet Auburn: The Magazine of the Friends of Mount Auburn The Art of Memory: Monuments Through Time - Page 14

Stories Behind the Stones :

Even WE have our favorites !

by Steve Brown , Preservation Craftsperson
Halcyon , Garden , Ben Thompson Memorial : “ It is hard to say that I have a favorite monument , however I do like the memorial to architect Ben Thompson tucked along the edge of the Coolidge Avenue boundary . I live nearby and walk with my family often in the Cemetery , sometimes to go back over well worn routes , only to discover a gem like the Thompson memorial . Sometimes the cemetery is filled with light and all the monuments appear equally well lit . I prefer the days when there are shadows and dark corners and some light comes through the trees and one of the monuments stand out and catch the light . If the light is right , the Thompson memorial is one of those monuments that can catch the light and make the entire walk more worthwhile .” — Sean Mcdonnell , Friends of Mount Auburn Trustee
103 Central Avenue , Hosea Ballou statue ( pedestal ): “ I like the statue because of his actions as a minister and also because of the statue ’ s great size .” — Julio Ortiz ,
Preservation Department
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380 Narcissus Path , Winchester Tomb : “ It reminds me of the strange little buildings you ’ d see in English gardens , reflective of the Cemetery ’ s origins .” — Gus Fraser , Director of Preservation & Facilities
There is more online ! www . mountauburn . org / sweet-auburn-fall-2013 /
4312 Kalmia Path , Mary Walker monument : “ Atop the obelisk marking the grave of once-enslaved Mary Walker is a unique figure chosen by her daughter – a winged dove about to alight – that to me beautifully symbolizes the release Mary Walker pursued for her family and the redemption she achieved for them and for her soul .” — Dr . Sydney Nathans , Ph . D ., Duke University Professor Emeritus and author of To Free a Family
On Trefoil Path near Spruce Avenue , Decorative marble headstones : “ I like the entire section because of the elaborate detail and beauty .” — Melinda Moulton ,
Accounting Manager
2735 Central Avenue , Jones family lot , stack of three large boulders : “ It ’ s grandiose but not overwhelming .” — Darryl Sullivan ,
Gardening Supervisor
Stories Behind the Stones: Even WE have our favorites! by Steve Brown, Preservation Craftsperson Halcyon, Garden, Ben Thompson Memorial: “It is hard to say that I have a favorite monument, however I do like the memorial to architect Ben Thompson tucked along the edge of the Coolidge Avenue boundary. I live nearby and walk with my family often in the Cemetery, sometimes to go back over well worn routes, only to discover a gem like the Thompson memorial. Sometimes the cemetery is filled with light and all the monuments appear equally well lit. I prefer the days when there are shadows and dark corners and some light comes through the trees and one of the monuments stand out and catch the light. If the light is right, the Thompson memorial is one of those monuments that can catch the light and make the entire walk more worthwhile.” — Sean Mcdonnell, Friends of Mount Auburn Trustee 103 Central Avenue, Hosea Ballou statue (pedestal): “I like the statue because of his actions as a minister and also because of the statue’s great size.” — Julio Ortiz, Preservation Department 380 Narcissus Path, Winchester Tomb: “It reminds me of the strange little buildings you’d see in English gardens, reflective of the Cemetery’s origins.” — Gus Fraser, Director of Preservation & Facilities There is more online! www.mountauburn.org/sweet-auburn-fall-2013/ 12 | Sweet Auburn On Trefoil Path near Spruce Avenue, Decorative marble headstones: “I like the entire section because of the elaborate detail and beauty.” — Melinda Moulton, Accounting Ma Y\H[[][YKۙ\[Z[B XوYH\H[\Έ8']8&\™ܘ[[H]ݙ\[Z[˸'B%\[[][\[[\\\܂ L[ZXH] X\B[\[۝[Y[8']Hؙ[\X\[Bܘ]HوۘKY[]YX\B[\\H[\]YHY\H[B\]Y\$H[YݙHX][Y8$]YHX]]Y[B[X^\H[X\HX\H[\\YY܈\[Z[H[BY[\[ۈHXY]Y܈[B[܈\[ 'B%Y^H][ ZH[]\]Hٙ\܈[Y\]\˜[]]܈وYHH[Z[