Pratt Tomb


This canopy tomb looks like a miniature Gothic cathedral complete with a towering central spire ringed with menacing gargoyles. All four gables are punctuated with trefoils above the Gothic arches which rest on Corinthian columns. The four larger than life female figures standing away from the monument are classically draped, a nod to Classical Revival.

Samuel Fletcher Pratt (1840-1880), to whom the monument is dedicated, is only one of many generations of Pratts whose graves pepper the property, which received its first burial in 1872.
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[address cemetery=”Forest Lawn Cemetery” street=”1411 Delaware Avenue” city=”Buffalo” state=”New York” zip=”14209″]

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