This Ramble begins at the main entrance of Rose Hill Cemetery and will in-
clude St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, the Congregation Sherah Israel, the Old
Hebrew Burial Ground, the graves of Confederate soldiers, and other inter-
esting spots.



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First, the Wolihin Masonic Monument. This is an interesting memorial to a
father-son combination, both of whom served as Grand Secretary of the Grand
Lodge of Georgia. It is supposed to duplicate the altar in a Masonic Lodge with
the square and compass on the open Bible; the columns and the black and white
marble floor duplicating those in King Solomon's Temple; the three steps to the
altar signifying the three degrees of Masonry and also the three principal offices
in Masonry.



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Look over to the right towards the stone wall to the weathered urn at the
grave of Meel Reid, highly regarded Georgia architect (1885-1926). A book
published in 1975 "Architecture of Meel Reid in Georgia" is available at the
Washington Memorial Library. Mr. Reid was a Macon native, named for Mr. Joseph
M. Meel who was a great friend of his father. He designed some thirty houses in
Macon before going to Atlanta to do some of the great homes in the 1920's.

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