Van Ness Mausoleum


Van Ness Mausoleum

The Van Ness Mausoleum was designed by George Hadfield. It is said to be a copy of the Temple of Vesta in Rome.citation
url=http://books.google.com/books?id=WHoFAAAAQAAJ&dq=%22Van+Ness+Mausoleum%22&source=gbs_summary_s&cad=0
title=Washington, Outside and Inside
last=Townsend
first=George Alfred
date=1874
publisher=James Betts & Co.
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] [citation
url=http://www.congressionalcemetery.org/PDF/Obits/H/Obits_Hadfield.pdf
title=Interments in the Congressional Cemetery
date=July 17, 2001
accessdate=2008-01-14
] It was constructed in the 1830s, after the architect's death in 1826, initially for the wife of John Peter Van Ness who died in 1832. [citation
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title=Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of the State of
last=Cutter
first=William Richard
last2=Adams
first2=William Frederick
publisher=Lewis historical publishing company
pages=380
date=1908
accessdate=2008-01-16
] The mausoleum was originally on H Street, on the grounds of the orphan asylum founded by Mrs. Van Ness. [citation
url=http://books.google.com/books?id=81odAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA248&lpg=PA248&dq=van+ness+mausoleum&source=web&ots=H-DYYAUAZK&sig=t6qFau0Ju5wXkUqAY877C45p3Do
title=Historic Graves of Maryland and the District of Columbia
last=Ridgely
first=Helen West
publisher=The Grafton press
date=1908
page=248
accessdate=2008-01-16
] Built at an estimated cost of $34,000 with space for 18, it ultimately held 7, including John Peter Van Ness in 1847. The mausoleum was moved by Col. W. H. Philip to Oak Hill Cemetery in 1872. The structure was put on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. [cite web
url=http://www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/dc/district+of+columbia/state9.html
title=District of Columbia
publisher=National Register of Historic Places
]

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* [http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/wash/dc9.htm Oak Hill Cemetery]
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title=Van Ness Mausoleum
publisher=Archiplanet


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