By David Wessel, Principal
The de la Montanya Monument was constructed in 1909 to house the remains of the prominent de la Montanya family. Unfortunately, the family dispersed, and the descendants did not have the ability to maintain their ancestors’ resting place.
It should come as no surprise that the cost of restoring a deteriorated masonry building can prove to be a cost-prohibitive undertaking. As a result, many historic structures fall into decay and are lost. However, in some cases, there are alternatives to restoration. ARG/CS recently helped Cypress Lawn Memorial Park find one such alternative.