General Ulysses S Grant National Memorial
This imposing, neo-Gothic beauty was built by the Rockefeller family in 1930. While the sparseness of the interior evokes an Italian...
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Cathedral Church of St John the Divine
The largest place of worship in the US has yet to be completed – and probably won’t be any time soon. But this storied Episcopal...
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General Ulysses S Grant National Memorial information
Popularly known as Grant’s Tomb (‘Who’s buried in Grant’s Tomb?’ ‘Who?’ ‘Grant, stupid!’ goes a classic joke), this landmark holds the remains of Civil War hero and 18th president Ulysses S Grant and his wife, Julia. Completed in 1897 – 12 years after his death – the imposing granite structure is the largest mausoleum in America.
Seventeen Gaudi-inspired mosaic benches, designed by Chilean artist Pedro Silva in the 1970s, surround the mausoleum. It’s a downright hallucinatory installation – and a good spot to contemplate the musings of the late, great comedian George Carlin, who was known to light up here back in the day.