Sunday, August 18, 2013
Oh I do love cemeteries. The Wall Street Journal has a great piece on the very highest-end of the high-end cemetery sales. (It might be behind a paywall.) An excerpt:
At Metairie Cemetery in New Orleans, an eight-crypt mausoleum on a 32-by-32-foot lot is scheduled for completion in October with a price tag of about $1.1 million. The buyer, Ray Brandt, a 66-year-old attorney and auto-dealership owner, says he wants space for the whole family. The mausoleum will be carved from pink kershaw granite from South Carolina (his wife's choice) and hold up to 12 burials. There will be two sets of bronze doors, one of which will open to a back patio with picnic-style furniture and a view of a lagoon. "Eventually everyone will end up somewhere," he said. "I guess it's the last house I'll buy."
Above is a picture of Metairie from January, although I didn't get a good picture of Millionaire's Row. I prefer the older tombs.