Styx and Stones (Part 3): Where Artistry Meets Eternity

Oakwood Cemetery (see Part 1) is Fort Worth’s history book printed on pages of marble. But it also can be read as a book of art:

look-up-quatrefoil-slaughter-oakwoodQuatrefoils on the mausoleum of cattle baron John Bunyan Slaughter.

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cemetery geo oakwood cube 2columns oakwood 3Monument of murdered merchant B. C. Evans.

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2 Responses to Styx and Stones (Part 3): Where Artistry Meets Eternity

  1. Bryan Richhart says:

    Hey, Mike!

    Make a tour of graveyards and just different types of iron fences. Bet there are at least 6 different standard styles.

    • hometown says:

      Good idea, Bryan. I do have photos of a few, especially at Pioneer’s Rest and Oakwood. Little Polytechnic Cemetery has a couple, too.

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