City View has areas dedicated to war veterans (American Civil War (GAR), Spanish-American War, on through Viet Nam), infants and young children, and several fraternal organizations. One of the showpieces of the complex is the 1914 Mt. Crest Abbey Mausoleum. This Classic Greek-Roman-style structure is one of a small number of impressive mausoleums built throughout Oregon by the Portland Mausoleum Company. Mt. Crest Abbey was designed in 1913 by young Ellis F. Lawrence, later known as the "father" of architecture in Oregon. Besides being the Dean of Architecture at the University of Oregon from 1914-1946 and designing several buildings on that campus, Mr. Lawrence designed several other buildings in Salem, including the 1926 Elsinore Theater, the 1912 Masonic Building, and the 1924 Thomas Livesley House, aka Mahonia Hall, the official residence of the Oregon governor since 1988.
We encourage you to make a discovery or two about your own heritage by strolling through your local cemeteries, wherever they may be. You won't be disappointed--and you'll get to add to your exercise credits, too.