Thursday, November 3, 2011

Time Flies

A winged hourglass on the McIntosh vault illustrates the old saying, Tempis fugit.

This vault was built for Ezekiel McIntosh, a wealth merchant from Troy who once owned one of Albany's most famous homes, the Schuyler Mansion. After his death, his widow married former President Millard Filmore at the Mansion.

This vault is now one of the most secluded in the Rural Cemetery, located in a wooded ravine between below the Middle and South Ridges. When the crypt was first erected, though, this area was one of the most scenic and popular areas of the Cemetery and overlooked a stone bridge at the head of the lovely Consecration Lake.

1 comment:

  1. I always thought the wings were "borrowed" as in they didn't belong there originally. Thanks for clarifying the matter.