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 Henry Edwards Huntington

Henry Edwards Huntington

Birth
Oneonta, Otsego County, New York, USA
Death 23 May 1927 (aged 77)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial San Marino, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Secluded, 3/4 mile walk from the main entrance
Memorial ID 6084 · View Source
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Railroad tycoon and noted collector of art and rare books. The Mausoleum of Henry Huntington and his wife Arabella is considered to be the model for the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C. John Russell Pope designed the Mausoleum before he won the commission that made him famous. Henry intended the Mausoleum to be a Greek temple, erected on the spot Arabella chose for her gravesite. The Mausoleum is made of Colorado Yule marble, and its circular peristyle has four bas-relief sculptures with literary quotes alluding to the four seasons. Surrounded by orange groves, the Mausoleum was completed in 1929, two years after Henry's death and five years after Arabella died.


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HENRY EDWARDS HUNTINGTON
BORN AT ONEONTA NY FEBRUARY TWENTY SEVENTH EIGHTEEN
HUNDRED AND FIFTY DIED AT PHILADELPHIA PENNSYLVANIA
MAY TWENTY THIRD NINETEEN HUNDRED AND TWENTY SEVEN
AND ARABELLA DUVAL HUNTINGTON HIS WIFE
BORN AT UNION SPRINGS ALABAMA JUNE FIRST EIGHTEEN
HUNDRED AND FIFTY DIED AT NEW YORK NY SEPTEMBER
SIXTEENTH NINETEEN HUNDRED AND TWENTY FOUR


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 11 Aug 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6084
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Edwards Huntington (27 Feb 1850–23 May 1927), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6084, citing Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens Mausoleum, San Marino, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .