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Historic Restoration
Harris Mausoleum

Enclosure Consultant > DetaiLAB
Architect of Record > R. Scott Javore & Associates, Ltd.
Project Type > Historic Restoration
Location > Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago, IL

The Harris Mausoleum was constructed at Rosehill Cemetery in Chicago, IL, for Norman Waite Harris, his family, and his descendants.  In 1882, Mr. Harris founded the Chicago-based N.W. Harris & Co.; later known as the Harris Bank, BMO Harris Bank, and BMO. 


 The structure may have been designed by the architecture firm of Sheply, Rutan & Coolidge, who was responsible for Chicago landmark buildings, such as the Art Institute of Chicago and the Chicago Cultural Center.   The tomb is styled after a classical tempietto clad in marble and granite with a cast copper dome. 


DetaiLAB was engaged to investigate the mausoleum's condition, provide comprehensive repair recommendations, and coordinate onsite repairs with the restoration contractor.  

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