The stately grandeur of the Temple of Memories Mausoleum is most impressive when seen across the calming waters of our appropriately named Mirror Lake. One cannot view its magnificent façade, mirrored in the vibrant blue water, without comparing it to the other awe-inspiring temples throughout the world from which our founder, Clarence Sanger, drew his inspiration. A majestic example of classic architecture, it is a sanctuary of snow-white marble and bronze, built to endure through the ages. The Temple is a veritable museum of sculptures, exquisite stained-glass windows, mosaics, paintings, pediments and carved relief panels.
Entering the Great Hall, one can’t help but be a bit dazzled by the magnificence of its architecture, the breath-taking beauty of its appointments. High above, wrought in golden bronze, is the Window of Destiny, symbolic of the eternal mystery of human life. The three center panels show the Three Fates —Clothe, who spun the thread of life; Lachesis, who took the strand and fixed its length; and Atropos, who cut it with her shears. Around these central figures are the Zodiac signs. The inspired work of stained-glass artisans is everywhere. Included are the first and second Immortality Windows, and the nine grisaille windows depicting Hope, Justice, Forgiveness, Temperance, Truth, Purity, Knowledge, Love and Liberality. Equally impressive is the window in the White Chapel Memorial Cemetery Alcove, based on an interpretation of Rudyard Kipling’s beautiful poem “L’Envoie.” Its abstract design is a representation of the creative life force that remains alive after we leave the physical plane.
The Temple of Memories is also home to our Allen Digital Computer Organ —believed by many authorities to equal or surpass the tonal performance of traditional pipe organs. All in all, this architectural feat is a must-see, attracting people from all over the world to experience and draw inspiration from its magnificence.
Temple of Memories Mausoleum Hours
1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. every day, including Sundays and Holidays.
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While many have chosen the Temple of Memories as their ultimate place of rest, there are still options available, including:
• Single and Companion Crypts
• Single and Companion Cremation Niches
• Private Estate Rooms – can include both crypts and niches
• A wide selection of areas to choose from throughout the Temple.