Taylor Mausoleum


Henry A. C. Taylor
1840/1841–May 20, 1921
Woodlawn Cemetery
Bronx, New York

Henry A. C. Taylor was a financier and corporate director who served as director of National City Bank, trustee of New York Life Insurance Co., director of the Metropolitan Opera and the Real Estate Company. He came from an old New York family, and, after graduating from Columbia University, quickly rose through the ranks of his father’s firm, Moses Taylor & Co.

The mausoleum was designed in the Classical Revival style by architects McKim Mead & White in 1900. It was fabricated by R. C. Fischer & Co. in Vermont marble. The mausoleum’s façade features two heavily relieved Corinthian columns that frame a set of two immense bronze doors with intricate grille work. Dentil molding and a coronet inscribed with the letter T (for Taylor) embellish the lintel above the door. Festoons, putti, and dentil molding decorate a frieze that circles the perimeter of the mausoleum. The mausoleum is topped with a dome that rises above a complex projecting cornice. The base of the structure is unusually high hinting at the additional interment vaults that are accessed by a removable floor slab.
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[address cemetery=”Woodlawn Cemetery” street=”Webster Avenue E 233rd Street” city=”Bronx” state=”New York” zip=”10470″]

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