Sullivan, Louis H.
Carrie Eliza Getty Tomb
Lower part of the right bronze gate, showing floral motif and hinge; The quiet elegance of this tomb celebrates life amidst the cemetery's somber environment of death. An architectural writer once described it as being "as near perfection as mortals are allowed to approach." Its beauty is achieved through a combination of simple geometric shapes and rich delicately proportioned ornamentation. The tomb is located in an area of Graceland Cemetery that contains the graves or monuments of such prominent Chicago families as the Potter Palmers, George Pullmans, and Marshall Fields. The Getty Tomb was built by businessman Henry Harrison Getty for his wife, Carrie Eliza Getty. The Getty family is interred in the tomb. It is a Chicago Landmark (1971) and on the US National Register of Historic Places (1974). Source: Chicago Landmarks [website]; http://www.ci.chi.il.us/Landmarks/ (accessed 12/9/2007)
Type of Workmonument; tomb
architectural exteriors, death or burial, plants, Art Nouveau
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