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Glendale Abbey

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1912. Glendale Cemetery, 4909 University Ave.

Glendale Abbey is an example of the classical tradition, as one might find in an eighteenth-century English Picturesque garden. A pedimented temple front with exaggeratedly widely spaced columns faces the road and parking area. Behind this rises the rest of the stoneclad building, rather strangely surmounted by a low drum and equally low dome (they almost read as parts of a distant building). Everything about the design is simple and clean, with a decided nod toward the primitive.

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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Glendale Abbey", [Des Moines, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-CE212.

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