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Lakewood Cemetery’s Garden Mausoleum

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Lakewood Cemetery’s Garden Mausoleum

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Lakewood Cemetery


  • General Contractor: M.A. Mortenson Company

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Ellison Bronze, Inc. offers its custom door systems to Lakewood Cemetery’s Garden Mausoleum in Minneapolis.

Established in 1871, Lakewood Cemetery is a public, nonprofit and nondenominational cemetery where many notable Minnesotans are buried. The new 23,500-square foot, two-story mausoleum contains burial space for more than 10,000, a chapel, reception room and administrative offices. Two-thirds of the building is nestled in a hillside to highlight the cemetery’s beautiful and mature landscape.

A mixture of traditional funerary building materials, such as bronze, granite and marble, were used in a contemporary fashion to create a calm and warm environment. The main entrance of the Garden Mausoleum features a pair of Ellison doors covered in decorative bronze grilles with a wide perimeter accent bronze trim and enclosed in a curved overhang. The doors also feature a hinged glass panel to clean the exterior glass.

The Garden Mausoleum features a total of seven Ellison balanced doors, including three double units and one single unit, in a 280 alloy muntz bronze with a #4 satin finish and clear lacquer coating. Each door pair is equipped with Ellison PowerNow power operation functionality, facilitating optimal access for all users.

In addition to the main entry, the Ellison doors also lead to the outdoor garden with a water feature and sitting areas.
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