Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Vaults

Photo taken from the door of the now-unused receiving vaults at the Albany Rural Cemetery. The pair of large crypts are set into the hillside opposite the Cemetery's chapel. The gray stone vaults were constructed in the late 1850s and the exteriors are patterned after Egyptian mastabas. The Cemetery's original receiving vaults had been deemed inadequate and were demolished in 1858.

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