Lakewood Cemetery is a historic and symbolic landmark in the Twin Cities community. Founded in 1871, the cemetery memorializes countless people, events and organizations that have made a difference in the State of Minnesota. The new two-level, 24,000 square foot mausoleum offers a space that will comfort bereaving families. The new mausoleum includes 4,600 niches for urns and 750 casket crypts, three family crypt rooms, reception area and committal room.
The modern architecture features a unique blend of materials that will withstand the test of time. The exterior, linear and horizontal in design, is clad in textured gray granite and white mosaic marble tiles. The interior includes a combination of granite, marble, onyx, wood and Venetian plaster finishes. Natural light is filtered through six large skylights and rectangular windows that capture views of the beautiful gardens that feature winding paths, benches and a reflecting pool. The Lakewood Cemetery Garden Mausoleum will be admired for years to come and is a notable addition to Lakewood's history and commitment to architectural masterpieces.