Hope Abbey Mausoleum
It may be the most joyful place I ever worked- Hope Abbey Mausoleum!
The Egyptian Revival building and the surrounding Eugene Masonic Cemetery were derelict. Some 82 zinc came windows had been smashed and the window openings bricked up. What appeared to be a dirt floor hid a layer of terrazzo.
Well into the second decade of volunteer work and fund-raising, the windows are re-made, the marble and terrazzo cleaned up, and many beautiful headstones have been restored along with other aspects of the revival.
Where the original glass panels were of zinc came painted copper, we used copper came for the new panels and new glass from the original supplier- Kokomo Opalescent Glass.
Musicians, who enjoy the unique acoustics, play music of many styles at the “Music To Die For” performances.