Murchison Mausoleum

Contributors:
Dates:

Ca. 1898

Location:
Wilmington, New Hanover County
Street Address:

Oakdale Cemetery, Wilmington, NC

Status:

Standing

Type:

Memorial

Images Puslished In:

Tony P. Wrenn, Wilmington, North Carolina: An Architectural and Historical Portrait (1984).

Note:

Col. Kenneth M. Murchison commissioned a family mausoleum in Oakdale Cemetery, which was completed in 1898, well in advance of his demise in 1904. The imposing, classically detailed structure contained spaces for twelve caskets. The Wilmington Dispatch of April 11, 1898, noted that it was made of Mount Airy, North Carolina, granite in accord with Col. Murchison’s wishes, and “Col. Murchison’s son, Mr. K. M. Murchison, Jr., was one of the designing architects.”