Thursday, July 18, 2013

The Thew Mausoleum in Elmwood Cemetery

This past Sunday, I detoured on the way to the grocery store to grab a shot of the Thew Mausoleum in Elmwood Cemetery. It's an imposing, but beautiful structure.

The Thew Mausoleum after
being vandalized

(Photo courtesy of the Morning Journal)
It's too bad there isn't a historical plaque or something to educate cemetery visitors about the story of Captain Thew and his company. It's an important part of the history of Lorain.

It's still hard to believe that it was vandalized back in November 2011 along with several other mausolems. (Here's the link to the story and its aftermath.)

Sadly, unlike the other buildings, the Thew Mausoleum did not receive new doors. Apparently it was sealed and then covered with a sandstone overlay.

Here's the link to the Captain Richard Thew page on the Find A Grave website.

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