Building Design Characteristics

Design Influences

Relief Design


Artwork & Furnishings

Chinese Memorial

The Overlook Pavilion

Grant's Tomb: An Overview

The interior is largely made of Carrara and Lee marble from Italy.

Inside a circular crypt, on ground level, are sarcophagi containing the remains of President and Mrs. Grant. The sarcophagi are made of red granite from Montello, Wisconsin, and each weighs 8 tons.

The Circular Crypt



Around the crypt is a path along which one will find niches containing busts of five of Grant's greatest lieutenants, added in 1938 as part of a WPA project:

The Crypt


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