K rona Wrote:
> I never noticed the ornate parts before. The gate
> is still attached to the wall and the half on the
> right is swung open. It looks to have a solid post
> in the middle with parts that swing on both sides.
> I wonder where the solid doors were as you would
> think the metal one would come before it, but it
> doesn't look like anything was attached on the
> wall in the immediate vicinity.
Look closely at the top left of that center post. It's attached to the left-hand side gate, not a separate post.
Agree re doors and not seeing any obvious location. Not sure where they would have been.
> I also wonder when that brick wall was installed
> that had been busted through as the Inner Atrium
> walkway looks to be in great shape as does
> everything else. Seems to me I read something
> about when it was installed... something about it
> being two bricks thick.
See the 1973 article below.
> And what were those kids trying to bust into in
> that newspaper article? The arrow in that photo is
> quite a distance from the entrance (which was
> between the two lions in the center of the pic).
> You would think they would have found dirt behind
> the wall in that area. And the lions seem to be
> way higher off the ground as compared to the hole
> in the brick wall pic. And what were all those
> stone slabs doing laying around in 1956?
> Everything should have been all done by that time
> as Remey wrote his "Afterward" paper in 54. A lot
> of strange things in that photo.
Posting again for easy reference.
I don't think that the drawing is all that precise. Probably not solid there where there's a slanting going into the Entrance and possibly not slanted at all but rather squared with some form of adjacent walls? Still an odd place for a hole. You'd think if they were going to make one there they would have at least picked under the next closer arch. *shrug*
Posted again for easy reference:
No idea about the materials, etc.
> Does anyone know in which room was Remey's large
> sarcophagus seen in a lot of pics? I'm assuming it
> was in either the Mason or Remey Chapel.
I remember seeing it because the death date was blank. Don't recall now exactly where it was.
I believe that the statue of him and his wife was in the center area of the Entrance Chamber just beyond where you crawled through (as also noted in the article below). I also kind of remember that there was a wooden coffin with what were at one time glass walls (broken out when I saw it) in that same area. Or maybe if not an actual coffin maybe one intended for a viewing in that same central area. It says that his and hers were together in a room so I'd guess probably on the Remey side.
It also mentions the 3-brick thick wall that was broken through that you mentioned above so must have been prior to the 1973 date of the article:
They obviously didn't end up leveling the place as stated in the article.
> I bet the metal came from the gate in the Atrium
> archway. In the "73" pic of that arch, it looks
> like it was the same type of gate as the Entrance
> chamber, with a post in the middle separating two
Possibly so. 91 would have been long after I was there. 73 would have been about right for later visits.
Where is the "73" pic? Not sure that I've seen that one.