A mausoleum is an external free-standing building constructed as a monument enclosing the interment space or burial chamber of a deceased person or people. A mausoleum is a type of tomb or the tomb may be within the mausoleum.
There are different types of mausoleums that you can see in Kensico Memorials in Hawthorne, NY. Some of these are:
Vestibule Mausoleums: A vestibule mausoleum is a small structure, resembling a house or small ornate building with a door in the middle. This type of design can accommodate one to six family members. You can walk into a vestibule to pay your respects. In some designs, there is a shelf for flowers and mementos.
Sarcophagus Mausoleum: A sarcophagus mausoleum is made of granite and installed as above ground interment. It has no doors or windows. The roof of the sarcophagus is lifted and then the casket is placed inside before it is sealed. A sarcophagus can be single-width or double width, and stacked to multiple heights to house an entire family.
Private Estate Mausoleums: They are exclusive mausoleums specially constructed based on personal preferences such as choice of stones, custom accessories and engravings. Some people call it a family mausoleum. It is an elegant way of paying tribute to your loved ones.
Cemetery Mausoleums: It serves the same purpose as a private estate mausoleum, but the cemetery caretakers are primarily responsible for maintenance. It’s not as elaborate as a private estate mausoleum.
Polchinski Memorials in Hawthorne, NY designs mausoleums in Cemetery of the Gate of Heaven, Kensico Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Mt. Calvary, Sharon Gardens as well as many of the cemeteries in Westchester and the tri-state area.