Childs and Baeder Mausoleums


Two Classical Revival mausolea catch the first rays of the summer sun at Laurel Hill Cemetery. Both mausolea are in an area known as Millionaire’s Circle, which contains a collection of monuments and mausoleums of rich and famous Philadelphians.

George William Childs made his fortune selling and publishing books and in 1864 became the publisher of the Public Ledger, Philadelphia’s major newspaper. He was a consummate host, entertaining presidents (Grant, Hayes, Arthur and Cleveland) and poets (Longfellow, Holmes and Emerson) at his city and country estates.

Unfortunately, little is known about the Baeder mausoleum.
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[address cemetery=”Laurel Hill Cemetery” street=”3822 Ridge Avenue” city=”Philadelphia” state=”Pennsylvania” zip=”19132″]

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