New mausoleum at Hollywood Forever


First mausoleum structure in more than 50 years now open at Hollywood Forever




Construction was recently completed at Hollywood Forever Cemetery on the new Courtyard Mausoleum. Several years ago crypts were added to the Abbey of the Psalms, but this is first independent mausoleum built at the cemetery in more than half a century. What is exciting, now there is access to the older mausoleum directly behind the new ediface which was built in the 1920s. For a long time the only way to get there was to go through the Chapel Columbarium and take a side door through the receiving vaults. Now there are two entrances giving access to the older mausoleum. There are several interesting residents from film and Los Angeles history there that I will profile at a later date now that visitation is possible. For more information about available properties at Hollywood Forever, call 877.844.3837 or go to their website: 



Above is one of the entrances to the old mausoleum








 Some last minute touches were left to complete when I took these pictures, including landscaping (above) and facings on some crypts (below)








 Now you can have a view of the Hollywood Sign forever






 Above is a view of one of the first floor corridors and below is the second floor





 View from the top



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4 Responses to “New mausoleum at Hollywood Forever”

  1. James Tuttle says:

    Thanks Allan! I’d love to go explore with you some time. Maybe we’ll get a search party!
    Anytime James, that would be fun 🙂

  2. Were you able to locate the first entombment there? I know there has been one. This is beautiful!
    Hi Steve there is one on the second floor in the front.

  3. Harry Martin says:

    Forgive me, but I think it has the appeal of a tilt-up concrete office building.

  4. Landman says:

    Thanks Allan for the great photo’s. I like the “Tomb with a view” of the Hollywood sign. Now that would be the end! Sorry for all these old one liners, but seriously, it is a wonderful addition to such a beautiful place.

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