Traces of the Heurich Family: Part II

Heurich tombAbout two months ago I posted about the Heurich home just off of Dupont Circle. The grand home permits modern visitors to get an idea of what life was like for wealthy residents of the City in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Another indication of wealth and power in the City is how people ended their lives. The Heurichs are no exception.

Members of Heurich family were laid to rest in their mausoleum at Rock Creek Cemetery. The structure is an impressive Beaux Arts edifice, replete with bronze angles and stained glass.

In any other cemetery, it would be a sight to behold. At Rock Creek Cemetery, it holds its own among the other impressive monuments. More photos after the jump.Heurich tomb Heurich bronze angleHeurich stained glass

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