Did You Know?
Hope Abbey Mausoleum is a prominent feature of the Eugene Masonic Cemetery. Constructed in 1912-13 and dedicated in 1914, it cost the magnificent sum of $40,000 at that time. It, and the 10-acre cemetery, are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It has been cited as the finest example of Egyptian Revival architecture in the State of Oregon. The architect was Ellis Lawrence.
Hope Abbey has room for 260 full-size coffins and 60 cremains urns.
As the mausoleum has been restored over the past 20 years, all 77 damaged or broken stained glass windows have been faithfully recreated by local glass artisan, John Rose.
We invite you to see the restored grandeur yourself during one of the monthly open houses. The next opportunity is this coming Sunday, November 26, from 1 to 4 p.m.