Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Adams Memorial, Rock Creek Cemetery

Has the Adams Memorial in Rock Creek Cemetery (off North Capitol Street in Northwest DC) become the new Baltimore's Edgar Allen Poe Memorial? On Monday afternoon I visited it, and for the first time in years, found someone had left one rose.

The Adams Memorial was sculpted by the famous Augustus Saint Gaudens in 1891.    It was in memory of the Author and Historian Henry Adams who losted his wife suddenly, and was called by Saint Gaudens "The Mystery of the Hereafter and the Peace of the God that Passeth Understanding"  but was more commonly called "Grief".  Today locals and tourists know it as "The Adams Memorial"

For more photos from Rock Creek Cemetery check out my Grave Images blog:

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