Oak Hill Mausoleum

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Oak Hill Mausoleum
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Oak Hill Mausoleum is located in Arkansas
Oak Hill Mausoleum
Oak Hill Mausoleum is located in the US
Oak Hill Mausoleum
LocationOak Hill Cemetery, W of jct. of Benton St. and AR 43, Siloam Springs, Arkansas
Coordinates36°11′16″N 94°33′38″W / 36.18778°N 94.56056°W / 36.18778; -94.56056Coordinates: 36°11′16″N 94°33′38″W / 36.18778°N 94.56056°W / 36.18778; -94.56056
Arealess than one acre
Built1916 (1916)
ArchitectBarnhardt, W. C.
Architectural styleClassical Revival
MPSBenton County MRA
NRHP reference #96001412[1]
Added to NRHPDecember 6, 1996

The Oak Hill Mausoleum, now Oak Hill Chapel, is a historic religious and funerary building in Oak Hill Cemetery, the oldest cemetery in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. The massive granite Classical Revival structure was built in 1916 with funding raised by a local citizen group, and originally had a capacity of 72 burials. The building deteriorated in condition, and its burials were relocated elsewhere within the cemetery. It was rescued from demolition and restored for use as a chapel. The building is regionally distinctive, because northwestern Arkansas is not known for having mausoleums at all, and the heavy stonework and Classical Revival styling are also fairly rare in the area.[2]

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Oak Hill Mausoleum" (PDF). Arkansas Preservation. Retrieved 2015-02-25.