HERBERT BRENON, Woodlawn Cemetery

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Here’s the unusual castellate Herbert Brenon mausoleum in Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, which, unusually, features a clock which no longer tells the time, which Brenon hasn’t needed to  know since his death, in any case. Brenon (1880-1958), born in Dublin, was a film director in the Golden Age of Silents in the 1910s and 1920s, helming the first film versions of The Great GatsbyPeter Pan and Beau Geste.

12/26/13





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2 Responses to HERBERT BRENON, Woodlawn Cemetery

  1. Dan Bostaph says:

    Is it broken?
    Unwound?
    Un-maintained?
    Or simply ornamental?

  2. ron s says:

    Transit Museum ran an IRT fantrip there a few years ago-amazingly interesting tour of the cemetery. Unfortunately, it is not popular like the Coney or Rockaway runs, so I’m not sure if they will run it again.

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