Vanderhorst Mausoleum

Circa 1864
Magnolia Cemetery
Charleston, South Carolina

The Vanderhorst Mausoleum is built in the Egyptian Revival style. Since Egyptian architecture doesn’t use arches for strength, walls need to be battered at an angle of approximately 70 degrees to make the building structurally sound. A Christian cross, designed to soften the pagan overtones of the mausoleum, is set into the door. The cross is flanked with twin lotus columns.
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[address cemetery=”Magnolia Cemetery” street=”70 Cunnington Avenue” city=”Charleston” state=”South Carolina” zip=”29405″]

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