Mausoleum: These structures are buildings
often with stained glass windows and
bronze doors. These buildings vary in size from preassembled crypts to
quite large architectural wonders. Within this category are also niche
columbariums used exclusively for cremations.
These are typically a two piece memorial consisting of an upright piece,
called a die, and a base. They can be any shape and personalized in
Bench: A bench made out of granite or
marble. These can serve as enduring
memorials dedicating a park or other suitable location. They can also be
used as cemetery memorials.
Slant Marker: These stand typically
fourteen to eighteen inches above the ground, with the back of the stone
straight vertical, and the front sloping at about a 45 degree angle.
They typically have top and front nosings, eliminating the need for a base.
Bevel Top Marker: These
markers are generally not recommended by most cemeteries as they provide
mowing hazards. These are generally six, eight, ten, or twelve
inches above the ground, with the back of the stone being slightly higher
than the front.
These are flush with
the ground. They are generally twenty-four inches by twelve inches, but can
be larger or smaller depending upon cemetery requirements or preexisting
family lot memorials.
Click on the different styles in bold to see
examples of each.