Marcus Brown Pyramid Mausoleum - Grand Rapids, Michigan
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member theHostas
N 42° 56.380 W 085° 39.203
16T E 609868 N 4754994
Quick Description: Marcus Brown Pyramid Mausoleum in Grand Rapids
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 9/27/2020 5:33:24 AM
Waymark Code: WM136FC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:
The Marcus Brown Pyramid Mausoleum is located in Oak Hill Cemetery in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Not much is known about Marcus Brown. Most of his records are lost to history for an unknown reason. He was a lumber baron in Grand Rapids. He is best known for having the Egyptian Revival pyramid in Oak Hill.
It is not a true pyramid; its large vertical walls and small base take away that designation. It also has slightly overlapping stones to protect the joints from harsh Michigan winters.
The interior is 15 feet high with a pillar reaching to the ceiling. There are 12 burial spots in it, but only seven are occupied. There are two columns (palm trees) at the entrance and a winged sun disc above the door, a symbol of royalty, divinity and power.
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Oak Hill Cemetery
647 Hall St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507
Location of Pyramid: Oak Hill Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Approximate Date of Construction: 1892

Website: [Web Link]

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