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Mausoleum Sale

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Mausoleum Sale

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Susan Olson is a historian for Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, New York. She talks about the 1910 mausoleum designed by John Russell Pope that's been put up for sale for $5 million. Woodlawn is the site of many elaborate mausoleums for some of the wealthiest figures of the Gilded Age, many figures of the Harlem Renaissance including Duke Ellington and W.C Handy, Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, and other famous figures.

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