Inside the Columbarium.

Neptune Society Columbarium

San Francisco has few cemeteries: most of them were relocated to the nearby city of Colma in the 1920s. This Columbarium (a repository for human ashes), built in 1898, is now the only non-denominational place in the city that still accepts new burials.

Interments include FORTRAN creator John Backus, politician Harvey Milk and Harry August Jansen, aka Dante the Magician - the last representative of the Golden Age of Magic.

Many of the urns are accompanied by small dioramas representing details from the life of the person interred there.

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22 November 2019

R.I.P. in the Walls of San Francisco (video)

Tyler Trumbo, The Atlantic, 30 October 2017

Death and life within the S.F. Columbarium

Erin Brethauer, San Francisco Chronicle, 22 November 2015

Inside The Neptune Society Columbarium

Stephen Jackson, Hoodline, 20 June 2014

Inside the conservatory.

Conservatory of Flowers

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The stones.

Monarch Bear Grove

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Museum of Russian Culture

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