Mausoleum of the Golden West

The Mausoleum of the Golden West was begun in the 1930s, and construction continued throughout the early 1960s. This building features some of our most beautiful stained glass, including the skylights, Judson Studios in Pasadena.

The mausoleum includes two niche libraries, multiple sanctuaries and alcoves, private family rooms, the main Galleria chapel (pictured above), Chapel of Palms, and Capistrano Garden. The World War II Memorial Cenotaph is located just inside the Sanctuary of Hope entrance.

Many prominent people are entombed in this beautiful building, including Betty Grable, Cesar Romero, Ferdinande Grofé, and Ray Charles.