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“For Frank L Wright followers” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Blue Sky Mausoleum

Blue Sky Mausoleum
1411 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY
716 885-1600
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Ranked #32 of 90 Attractions in Buffalo
Buffalo, New York
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“For Frank L Wright followers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

If you are interested in FLW and his work you need to add this to your list. Buffalo has a lot to see and a very nice variety of his style. This piece is nestled along the banks of a small spring fed (maybe Cold Spring which used to be an early source of fresh water for Buffalo?)pond. The granite step monument goes up the side and is very interesting visually.

Visited July 2014
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North Tonawanda, New York
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“Another beautiful sight to see at Forest Lawn Cemetary.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Walk around (or drive) Forest Lawn Cemetery and you will find something beautiful at every turn. In its simplicity, the Blue Sky Mausoleum is indeed something to see. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, the mausoleum sits on a hill overlooking Jubilee Springs. It consists of stairs with 12 crypts on each side, rising up a hill to a small plaza with a monolith and benches. From my research, I understand that the greenery is meant to be the walls and the sky the ceiling to this outdoor mausoleum.

Visited June 2014
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Buffalo, New York
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“Should not be missed.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

This monument is in Forest Lawn Cemetery a fantastic and historic place with many famous people buried there along outstanding sculpture. This a modern construction of a Frank Lloyd Wright design that was never built during his life time.

Visited October 2012
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West Seneca, New York
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“another Frank Lloyd Wright creation hidden in Forest Lawn Cemetery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Only one rich soul is buried in this mausoleum-and just this year. It is very typical of FLW's work-clean lines, blending in the environment as much as granite can blend into a lawn. It's facing a small pond/lake and is reflected in the water. It fits beautifully among the other monuments to those gone before us.

Visited October 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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“Okay As Part Of A More Extensive Tour”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

This mausoleum sits empty after being designed for the Martin family (word is that sometime this week - week of Sep 17, 2012 - the first occupant will arrive). The story behind the design and delayed construction of this place is very sad. The longtime FLW parton, Darwin Martin died in poverty and could not afford the monument that he has asked FLW to design. It sits in a lovely setting in Forest Lawn but the prices are wild. The design is neat and pleasing to the eye (it actually resembles the tail of an airplane) but it was only interesting for me in the context of a more extensive "All Wright Tour" we had been on all day by the time we arrived here.

Visited September 2012
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