Grant's Tomb

Who is buried here? This monument, which has an ornate marble interior open to the public, used to attract more visitors than the Statue of Liberty. It is surrounded by some curious benches (picture) which are exquisite as works of surrealist folk art but not really appropriate for the site. The family of the deceased recently threatened to remove the remains if needed maintenance work was not done by the National Park Service (yes, our neighborhood boasts a national park!) which runs it. A restoration has since been done, and the monument had an elaborate re-dedication ceremony in April of 1997, complete with military marching bands. Here is another picture of this building: here. Here are two computer simulations of this building: here and here. Here is another photo of its interior.

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