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 Arabella Duval “Belle” <I>Yarrington</I> Huntington

Arabella Duval “Belle” Yarrington Huntington

Birth
Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, USA
Death 16 Sep 1924 (aged 74)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial San Marino, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Secluded, 3/4 mile walk from the main entrance.
Memorial ID 6489 · View Source
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Philanthropist, Art Collector. Wife of railroad tycoon Henry Huntington. 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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  • Added: 27 Sep 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6489
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Arabella Duval “Belle” Yarrington Huntington (1 Jun 1850–16 Sep 1924), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6489, citing Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens Mausoleum, San Marino, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .