John Blocher Family- Table of Contents ............Forest Lawn Cemetery - Table of Contents

Blocher Monument at Forest Lawn Cemetery
Buffalo, NY

Built;

C. 1885

Designer:

John Blocher

Style:

Victorian

Stone:

Exterior - Granite from Quincy, Mass. where the McDonnell Co. had an office

Interior statues - Marble from Carrara, Italy

Construction Co.:

McDonnell & Sons

Statues sculptor:

Frank Torrey in Carrara, Italy



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Finial/capstone atop bell-shaped roof. Bell was cut from a 90 ton slab of granite and whittled down to 20 tons

Roof supported by 5 pilasters ... Glass, made in France, is one inch thick

Granite ..... Swag

Foliated pilaster capital

Planter with gadroon ornamentation

1 of 3 granite sofas, each with a plaque with the name of one of the family members (John, Elizabeth, Nelson)

1 of 3 granite sofas, each with a plaque with the name of one of the family members (John, Elizabeth, Nelson)






Photos and their arrangement 2008 Chuck LaChiusa
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