Louis Bergdoll mausoleum

Title

Louis Bergdoll mausoleum
Front view, facing the tomb of Frederick A. Poth

Description

The tomb of Louis Bergdoll (1825-1894) recalls one of Philadelphia's earliest large-scale German brewers. According to a small bronze plaque at its base, it was erected by his daughter, Louise Bergdoll Alter, and by Elizabeth E. Schoening Rieger, Catharine W. Schoening Sauers, and Louise Schoening Shmidheiser [sic] in 1915. Bergdoll began brewing near 5th and Vine Streets in 1849 and soon expanded his operation to become one of the largest breweries in America. His business was ended by Prohibition. Bergdoll was a colorful man, fond of racecars and one of the first private citizens to own an airplane (a Bleriot XI, purchased from John Wanamaker). Nonetheless, his tomb is stoutly conventional, with its evocation of the Pantheon.

Creator

Unknown

Source

Photographer: Lee T. Pearcy
Image: March 22, 2014

Date

1915

Rights

Original photograph © Lee T. Pearcy 2014. This image may be freely reproduced without permission for non-commercial educational, literary, or scientific purposes on condition that it is credited to Classicizing Philadelphia or Lee T. Pearcy.
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Relation

Roman architecture, Pantheon, beer, brewers

Identifier

CP2014-036

Coverage

West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania

Files

2654448-P1010170.JPG

Citation

Unknown, “Louis Bergdoll mausoleum,” Classicizing Philadelphia, accessed June 22, 2017, http://classicizingphiladelphia.omeka.net/items/show/25.

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