Caleb Blood Smith Mausoleum Mausoleum


Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1863/09/25 John Chislett Consultant Crown Hill Cemetery is organized as a non-profit, non-denominational cemetery. John Chislett will help select the site for the cemetery. The cemetery is name from the 750- foot hill within.
1864/00/00 Frederick Chislett, son of John Chislett, is hired as the superintendent for Crown Hill, and he will lay out the grounds with meandering roads and natural, informal plantings.
1864/06/00 Lucy Ann Seaton is the first person buried at Crown Hill Cemetery.
1876/00/00 Dietrich A Bohlen Architect D A Bohlen designs the Gothic chapel.
1885/00/00 Adolf Scherrer Architect Designed by Adolf Scherrer, the imposing Gothic entry gates and waiting station are erected Crown Hill Cemetery.
1902/12/16 John R Nickum Died John Reason Nickum dies at home in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is buried at Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis.
1911/10/27 Dr Helene Knabe In Memoriam Helene Elise Hermine Knabe is buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Section 43, Lot: 6950.
1918/11/12 Alexander Taggart Died Alexander Taggart passes away in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana. He is buried at Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis.
1931/00/00 The remains of 1,616 Confederate prisoners of war who died at Indianapolis's Camp Morton are moved and are now buried in Crown Hill's Confederate Mound. Ten bronze plaques near the mound include the names of all prisoners who perished at Camp Morton.
1939/07/15 Carl Fisher Died Following a lengthy illness, Carl G Fisher dies of a gastric hemorrhage in a Miami Beach hospital. He is buried in Crown Hill Cemetery.
1948/02/08 Josiah Kirby Lilly Sr Died Josiah Kirby Lilly Sr dies at the age of 86. His estate is valued at $6.5 million. Lilly is buried at Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis.
1962/00/00 Alexander L Taggart Died Alexander Lewthwaite Taggart dies. He is buried at Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis.


Crown Hill National Cemetery
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Y/M/D Description Composition Place Locale Food Event
1864/07/00 The first family mausoleum is erected at Crown Hill Cemetery. The sandstone mausoleum featuring Egyptian symbolism is located in Section 5 near the gravesite of Sarah Bolton. Although built for Caleb Blood Smith, he is not entombed in the structure. Caleb Blood Smith Mausoleum Crown Hill Cemetery

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Particulars for Crown Hill Cemetery:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Historic Use Cemetery
Sight Category Historic District
Area of Significance Landscape Architecture
Architectural Style Late Victorian
Level of Significance National
Owner Private

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 73000036
Resource Type:
Owner: Private
Architect: Bohler, D. A.; Scherrer, Adolf
Architectural Style: Late victorian
Level of Significance: National; State
Area of Significance: Landscape architecture, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Architecture-Engineering
Criteria Consideration: Cemetery
Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1950-1974, 1875-1899, 1925-1949
Significant Year: 1875, 1877, 1917
Historic Function: Funerary
Historic Sub-Function: Cemetery
Current Function: Funerary
Current Sub-Function: Cemetery

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