Providence, Rhode Island: Furnished Tomb of General Hawkins

General Rush Hawkins left a fabulous endowment to Brown University, as well as a mausoleum furnished with his paintings and furniture. Open to the public.

Annmary Brown Memorial

Address:
21 Brown St., Providence, RI
Directions:
Annmary Brown Memorial. Park on side streets a few blocks away. All parking in the area is controlled by Brown University, and they ticket.
Hours:
M-F 1-5 during the academic year. (Call to verify)
Phone:
401-863-2146
RA Rates:
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Mausoleum art.

Annmary Brown Memorial

You can take it with you -- if you leave a fabulous endowment to a prestigious university. That's what General Rush Hawkins did, dedicating this mausoleum to his wife. He and she are interred in this tomb with all their paintings, furniture, and Victorian bric-a-brac. The tomb is open to the public weekdays during school sessions, so you can pay respects to the couple and their good taste. Once a year the school lays down flowers. They sit on the grave the rest of the year, which gets really creepy as they age.

[Bill LaCivita, 01/07/2019]

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