Saturday, December 28, 2013
Who Knew? A Discerning Tourist’s Guidebook to Lesser Known Attractions
Always a man of forethought, prominent Paris Expo and Tallahassee’s Old Clock Tower architect Calvin C. Phillips built his mausoleum well in advance of his death. He even hired a carpenter to build a cherry coffin, which Phillips had placed in the center of the massive vault. Nothing novel in any of this except that once his tomb was completed he crawled into the coffin and died. His buddy, to whom he had given the key, promptly sealed him in for prosperity. Phillips lays in rest at Oakland Cemetery, Tallahassee, Florida.
Posted by Ruth Newell