It was a popular tourist attraction in the 1850s and it was the place where most famous New Yorkers who died during the second half of the nineteenth century were buried. The New York Times said in 1866 that was the "ambition of the New Yorker to live upon the Fifth Avenue, to take his airings in the (Central) Park, and to sleep with his fathers in Green-Wood."
On certain special tours and occasions the mausoleum is opened for public viewing.
The interior of the mausoleum is covered with marble. Daly and his wife's remains are located in a vault in the rear and above is a magnificent Tiffany stained glass window.
The colors of the glass are deep and luminous! It is hard to believe that this beautiful window is almost hidden away from view for most of the year.
As the sunlight changes so does the intensity of the colors in some parts of the window.
I took photographs focused on four quadrants so you can see more detail. All photos in this post can be enlarged by double clicking on them -- use the back arrow to return to the post.
You can see examples of the opalescent glass which is a signature aspect of Tiffany glass. The light shimmers through with a luminous glow.
The Daly mausoleum even has a transom of stained glass window above the doors.
For all the opulence of the Tiffany stained glass window in the Daly mausoleum, Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848 -1933), is buried in Green-Wood Cemetery in a simple grave on a nearby hill, with just a small headstone.
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