ART
ARCHITECTURE
& HISTORY
in the Public Realm
Granite Acroterion
Artwork: Sculpture

Collection
Arlington Public Art
Dates
  • Created, ca. 1926
  • Resited, 2009
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Description
This acroterion originally decorated the pediment over the main entrance of the Abbey Mausoleum, which overlooked Arlington National Cemetery. Built in 1926 by the United States Mausoleum Company, the Romanesque-style building featured an impressive granite exterior and marble interior and drew comparisons to a cathedral. The mausoleum's thirteen stained glass windows, four of which are on view inside the library, are attributed to Louis C. Tiffany and Tiffany Studios, but it is not known who de...
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Location
Westover Library
1644 N. McKinley Rd.
Arlington, VA 22205
United States

Located at the entrance to the library at the corner of Washington Blvd. and N. McKinley Rd.
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