Neptune Society Columbarian

Richmond


by meester_mustachio

Built in 1898 by architect Bernard J.S. Cahill, the copper-domed Columbarium truly qualifies as a strange place. It's nestled at the end of a cul-de-sac in the inner Richmond. It is a cemetery, but it looks like a meeting hall for vampires, and it's open to the public.

Off to one side is the oddly-named "Hall of the Olympians", which is a bunch of rooms filled with glass cases, some of which contain ashes or momentos of people. It looks as if someone wanted to simulate what a graveyard would look like on Battlestar Galactica. http://www.neptune-society.com/who_we_are/columbarium.html

Take a moment to look for the graves of famous San Franciscans, including Harvey Milk and Dante the Magician