Mausoleum C

The mausoleum was built in the late 19th-century by a wealthy baron. It clearly resembles the architecture of the basilica in the Hungarian town of Esztergom. A few years after the built was finished the baron and his wife died. They were entombed in the crypts beneath the mausoleum. The fortune of the family was spread among the descendants and the community. The descendants struggled with difficult times and eventually emigrated to another continent leaving entrusting the mausoleum to the community.

Due to its size, the mausoleum began to be used as a roman catholic place of worship. In the fifties, it was desecrated by a communist major who tried to nationalize any enclosed treasures. Eventually, he was sentenced to two years in prison for this. As the building was slowly decaying, the community tried to repair it. But an aggressive storm in the nineties caused major damage to the roof. Unrepairble for the community.

Nowadays the son of the church bell-ringer is the only one protecting the mausoleum from further desecration and vandalism. It's completely locked down. He told me he rings the bells at certain funerals. I guess the sound would remind the community of better days.

Mausoleum C
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