Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission

Address: 5701 Center Street

Year Built: 1915

Architect: Henry Bacon

Builder: Colorado-Yule Marble Co.

Style: Greek Revival

Listed in the National Register of Historic Places: 11/15/2004

Atop the highest hill in Omaha’s West Lawn Cemetery sits the West Lawn Mausoleum, a Greek Revival building that brings to mind classical temples both in its siting and overall design. Renowned architect Henry Bacon, a prolific designer of monumental architecture including the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C., planned the cruciform, one story marble structure as a community mausoleum. As such the structure has a capacity for 650 crypts as well as a large chapel for memorial services. The impressive mausoleum is the largest, oldest, and most ornate example of this particular building type in Nebraska.

National Register Nomination Document

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