|Holy Sepulcher Cemetery
can see the virtual tour HERE
structure has become a landmark in the South Suburbs, partially because
of it's size, but mostly because of the polished aluminum frame
that resembles a sunburst that crowns the building. It's impossible to
miss when you're driving through the intersection at 115th & Ridgeland.
Inside, the Mausoleum features life-size statues of the Archangels Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael. This type of mausoleum is also known as a "garden crypt." Unlike the more time-honored mausoleum layout, the burial vaults are in the exterior walls, thus eliminating interior corridors.
The cemetery has
quite a history. It was the first to open after WW I, the first to have
lawn level grave markers, and the first to implement the policy that all
future care was included in the cost of the grave. It's the resting
place of Richard J. Daily, and one of the few cemeteries to offer
upright headstones, albeit with strict requirements. The Mausoleum
of the Archangels was dedicated by Cardinal Bernardin in 1993.