The Architecture of Loss

The Architecture of Loss
A bronze relief designed by Oscar Lenz on a mausoleum for the Hilton family in Albany Rural Cemetery, on Cemetery Avenue off NY State Route 32, in Menands, Albany County, New York. George Porter Hilton (1859-1909) was president of the Hilton Bridge Construction Company and the Albany Chamber of Commerce and a colonel in the National Guard. He had one son, John (1901-1955), with his wife, Jesse K. Myers (1859-1922). The inscription reads:

I have fought a good fight. I have finished my course. I have kept the faith.

Author: Michael Kleen

Michael Kleen is an author, raconteur, and occasional traveler. He has a M.A. in History and M.S. in Education. He enjoys studying military history, folklore, and philosophy.

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