HERBERT BRENON, Woodlawn Cemetery

by Kevin Walsh

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.



Dan Bostaph December 27, 2013 - 7:54 am

Is it broken?
Or simply ornamental?

ron s December 27, 2013 - 1:44 pm

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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