THE SIMMONS MAUSOLEUM TROY NY
The Simmons mausoleum vault was erected for the Simmons family, Troy, N.Y., in Oakwood cemetery in that city. The design is an original one of Romanesque style, and embodies a number of new features in vault work. Its many curved lines give it a beauty radically different from the usual style of mausoleum designs. Its ground dimensions are 18 ft. 10 in. by 19 ft. and stands 24 feet high. The front steps are cut from one solid block 9 ft. 9 in. by 6 ft. 8 in. by 2 ft. 3 in., and the floor also is made from a single piece of polished granite 11 ft. 6 in. by 9 ft. 11 in., quarried from what is known as the "curly granite" of the Woodbury Granite Co., which shows many prominent clouds and drifts. The base course of the vault is of fine pointed work with draft lines, and has been so designed that it can easily be changed to accommodate from three to six or even nine catacombs with little additional expense The interior is rich and elaborate and consists of marble work of moulded courses and columns with ornate capitals. The work was designed, sold and constructed by Mr. James Inglis, of Troy New York, and the granite was furnished by Bickford More & Co., Hardwick Vt., from the quarries of the Woodbury Granite Co., with the exception of the columns and front panel at the side, which are of red Vesterly granite, highly polished.