Springfield, Massachusetts: Victorian House Grave

Victorian era real estate businessman is buried under a marble gravestone carved to resemble a mansion.

Springfield Cemetery

Address:
171 Maple St, Springfield, MA
Directions:
South end of cemetery about a block north of (gated entrance on) Pine St.
Hours:
Gates open daily 7-4 Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Victorian House Grave

To help find the Titus Mansion grave, the intersection in the cemetery is Birch Ave. and Division Ave. You can see the Titus mansion in the lower left from this view, across the street.

[EKB, 09/03/2016]

Victorian house grave.

Victorian House Grave

In life, Andrew Titus carved out a career in real estate during the Victorian Era. In death, his family's cemetery plot is marked with a Victorian Era house carved in marble. The monument, which stands over six feet tall, is detailed with windows, brownstone front steps, and even the family name inscribed on the door. Members of the Titus clan also have smaller house-shaped stones marking their individual graves. But now, according to the sculpture, they have "gone home" to reside "in mansions above."

The marble house is located next to the obelisk grave of Horace Smith (of Smith & Wesson), which itself is next to the unremarkable grave of game pioneer Milton Bradley.

[Kurt Deion, 07/08/2016]

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