The Birge memorial erected on the lawn overlooking Crystal Lake in Buffalo's Historic Forest Lawn Cemetery was constructed of white marble, a simply styled sarcophagus resting on a wide round platform surrounded by twelve Doric columns.
The memorial was constructed by his wife, Carrie.
The design of the memorial is attributed to George Cary, who also designed the Forest Lawn administration building.
Forest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo, New York was founded in 1849 by Charles E. Clarke. It covers over 269 acres and over 152,000 are buried there. Notable graves include U.S. President Millard Fillmore, singer Rick James, and inventor Lawrence Dale Bell. Forest Lawn is on the National Register of Historic Places.
If you would like a larger print then available here please contact me. The original file used to create this image is over 17000 pixels square (about 300megapixels) and could be printed to 15 foot square.
January 16th, 2015
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