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Holden, Missouri: Miller Mausoleum: Castle-Like Tomb

A solitary, multi-story cement burial structure built between 1916 and 1934 by devoutly religious Joseph M. Miller, a local teacher and farmer. The mausoleum features a turret and dome, and space for a museum and Biblical images. All of its bodies were removed in 2017.

Address:
318-332 MO-131, Holden, MO
Directions:
Just north of town, west side of Rt. 131. Along the road, no other graves in sight.
Hours:
Visible from highway. Mausoleum not open/accessible Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Joseph M. Miller Mausoleum.

Joseph M. Miller Mausoleum

This mausoleum was constructed from reinforced concrete in the years 1917-1927 by a man who feared having his remains buried in the wet ground. He built the elaborate mausoleum despite having no professional trade skills in construction.

[Jonathan Bradley, 04/24/2024]

The mausoleum's accompanying plaque calls it "a technological feat," and notes that all of its human remains were removed in 2017.


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