Memorial Types


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Monuments are the most commonly seen memorials and can come in many different shapes and sizes.

Slants/bevels/flush markers are usually smaller then monuments and come in either single or companion sizes.

Bronze memorials are usually flush to the ground and come in a variety of styles and sizes.

Community and private mausoleums are one of the oldest forms of burial known to man dating back to 353 BC. Queen Artmisia erected a large temple-like structure for the final resting-place of her late husband, King Mausolus. The word mausoleum is derived from his name. Today, King Mausolus' mausoleum is regarded as the fifth of the Seven Wonders of the World.


What is the importance of having a memorial?

Memorials are for the living. They provide a permanent place for those left behind to connect emotionally and spiritually with their loss. They provide an opportunity to honor and pay tribute to a person and make a statement about the impact the person has had on his or her family, community or even the world.


Why select a personalized memorial?

The selection of a personalized, permanent memorial allows those who have lost a loved one express their feelings in an intimate and loving way. Memorialists can permanently record some of the most intricate and personal detail imaginable through modern techniques such as diamond etching, technolase, which uses the sandblasting technique to create an intricate and highly detailed carving of scenery or personal portraits and photoportraiture, which permits actual photographs of loved ones to be reproduced in the granite.


Why granite?

Granite is a popular choice for any stone memorial because of its beauty, durability, strength and carving characteristics. People want choice, meaningful colors, service and quality when selecting a memorial for a loved one.

Throughout time, people have chosen traditional memorials to commemorate the lives of their loved ones. This type of memorial is wider than it is high and is usually set on a base. Added features may include side panels, called "wings," and sometimes urns or vases on one or both sides. Allen offers an astonishing selection of traditional memorials with endless classic designs, including single and double memorials.

To better serve customers, Allen has been in the forefront of diamond-point etching technology. Allen's master artists are renowned for their abilities to personalize memorials with startling realism. Intricate scenes, objects, and special interests can be permanently etched to reflect the memory of your loved one. Intimate portraits are a favorite of Allen's customers. These stunning diamond-point etchings are typically created on beautiful black granite.


Let Allen's professional staff assist you in creating a unique, one-of-a-kind memorial to commemorate the individuality of your loved one.

To better serve customers, Allen has been in the forefront of diamond-point etching technology. Allen's master artists are renowned for their abilities to personalize memorials with startling realism. Intricate scenes, objects, and special interests can be permanently etched to reflect the memory of your loved one. Intimate portraits are a favorite of Allen's customers. These stunning diamond-point etchings are typically created on beautiful black granite.


Let Allen's professional staff assist you in creating a unique, one-of-a-kind memorial to commemorate the individuality of your loved one.

Frequently, Allen's customers want to create a memorial unique in size or shape from traditional memorials. As a direct monument manufacturer, Allen has the in-house computers, machinery and personnel to design memorials into any shape imaginable. Allen's memorialists welcome the opportunity to capture the one-of-a-kind design for your loved one's memorial.

Allen's tremendous variety of memorials includes the very popular lawn markers, bevels and slants. These are industry terms for memorials that are typically low or level to the ground. Allen's quality and selection is unsurpassed and all choices come in either individual or companion sizes.


Nothing is more difficult than choosing a memorial for a child or infant. Allen's sensitive staff has years of experience in meeting the needs of families in this position. Respect and understanding are the cornerstones upon which Allen's reputation has been built in the production of these very special memorials.


A memorial bench is both a unique and practical memorial to a loved one. Allen's top quality granite ensures that a memorial bench is a lasting tribute that can be used for generations to come.


 Features & War Memorials are available in just about any shape or size. Allen Monument Company will work extensively with you from beginning to end, making sure that your ideas truly become reality...


Above ground entombment remains a popular form of memorial. Private or family mausoleums are available in traditional and custom designs. Allen also has the ability to install mausoleums nationwide.


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