n. pl. mau·so·le·ums or mau·so·le·a 1. A large stately tomb or a building housing such a tomb or several tombs. 
There are three mausolea built in the favored classical Grecian style at Oak Grove and one in a distinctly Gothic Revival mode. 
 The Turner Mausoleum can be found near the main entry , slightly to the center behind the Civil War obelisk and cannon memorial.
 
  
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(west facade)
 
Typical triangular pediment (south facade)
 
 
 
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 The Sears and Charlton Mausolea are quite close together in the south end.
 
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 Earle Perry Charlton became a Vice President of Woolworth’s dimestore chain, a position he held until his death in 1930.  Charlton Hospital, just down the street from Oak Grove is named in his honor.  Mr. Charlton was a great  philanthropist and benefactor to the city.
  
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 The Gothic Revival Mausoleum
 
 
 
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