Valhalla, New York: Trylon and Perisphere Tombstone

The Rev. Dr. M. Moran Weston II died in 2002, but he's buried beneath a 15-foot-tall tombstone that resembles the Trylon and Perisphere from the 1939 New York World's Fair.

Kensico Cemetery

Address:
Tecumseh Ave., Valhalla, NY
Directions:
Kensico Cemetery. Sprain Brook Pkwy exit onto Grasslands Rd/Hwy 100C. Follow Grasslands Rd straight east for a half-mile. Turn left at the entrance tower into Kensico Cemetery. Bear right just inside the entrance, and follow that road for a while until reach the third right. Turn right, drive a shirt way until th road ends, then turn right again. Drive to the traffic circle and go 7/8ths around. You'll see the grave on the right.
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Rev. Dr. M. Moran Weston II grave.

1939 New York World's Fair Grave

Near the grave of Billie Burke (Glinda the Good Witch from The Wizard of Oz), my father spotted stone versions of the Trylon and Perisphere from the 1939 New York World's Fair.

The plot belongs to Rev. Dr. M. Moran Weston II, a banker/priest who was a noted figure in Harlem. Why is his burial site marked by this 15-foot-tall monument? Perhaps he just had an affinity for the 1939 New York World's Fair, for there don't seem to be any direct ties between the two.

[Kurt Deion/kurtshistoricsites.com, 08/31/2017]

Weston was also a Civil Rights activist, so perhaps he was inspired by the 1939 Fair's theme, "Building the World of Tomorrow." He died in 2002.

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