Vanderbilt Mausoleum Moravian Cemetery, Staten Island

Vanderbilt Mausoleum Moravian Cemetery

 Address:Moravian Cemetery, 2205 Richmond Road

Architect: Richard Morris Hunt

Constructed: 1885-86

LPC Action: Calendared 1980
Cornelius Vanderbilt and his son William Henry Vanderbilt donated roughly 12 acres (which was subsequently greatly expanded) for Moravian Cemetery. Located within the Vanderbilt family’s private section of the cemetery (not open to the public) is a large mausoleum designed by noted American architect Richard Morris Hunt in the Romanesque style, reportedly a replica of a church in Arles, France. The surrounding landscape was designed by landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted.