Henry Edwards Huntington (Henry Edwards Huntington)

Henry Edwards Huntington

Railroad tycoon and noted collector of art and rare books. The Mausoleum of Henry Huntington and his wife Arabella is considered to be the model for the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C. John Russell Pope designed the Mausoleum before he won the commission that made him famous. Henry intended the Mausoleum to be a Greek temple, erected on the spot Arabella chose for her gravesite. The Mausoleum is made of Colorado Yule marble, and its circular peristyle has four bas-relief sculptures with literary quotes alluding to the four seasons. Surrounded by orange groves, the Mausoleum was completed in 1929, two years after Henry’s death and five years after Arabella died.  Family links:  Spouse:  Arabella Duval Yarrington Huntington (1850 – 1924)* *Calculated relationship Inscription:shared monument:HENRY EDWARDS HUNTINGTONBORN AT ONEONTA NY FEBRUARY TWENTY SEVENTH EIGHTEEN HUNDRED AND FIFTY DIED AT PHILADELPHIA PENNSYLVANIAMAY TWENTY THIRD NINETEEN HUNDRED AND TWENTY SEVENAND ARABELLA DUVAL HUNTINGTON HIS WIFEBORN AT UNION SPRINGS ALABAMA JUNE FIRST EIGHTEENHUNDRED AND FIFTY DIED AT NEW YORK NY SEPTEMBERSIXTEENTH NINETEEN HUNDRED AND TWENTY FOUR


  • February, 27, 1850
  • USA


  • May, 05, 1927
  • USA


  • Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens
  • California
  • USA

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