The December 31, 1922 issue of the Sandusky Register featured this article about the Hughes Granite Company, later known as the Hughes Granite and Marble Company, in Clyde, Ohio. A leader in monuments and memorials in the U.S., the Hughes Company was responsible for the Rice Mausoleum at Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery.
You can view the early records of the Hughes Granite and Marble Company at the R.B. Hayes Presidential Center. A company history and several photographs from the Hughes Granite and Marble Company are available online at the Sandusky County Scrapbook site.
Pictured below is the Rice Mausoleum, at Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery, which was created by the Hughes Granite and Marble Company. Mr. and Mrs. P.A. Rice are entombed here, along with Mrs. Rice's son from a previous marriage.
According to the records of the Hughes Granite and Marble Company at the Hayes Presidential Center, William E. Hughes perfected the proper use of ventilation in mausoleums.
Vents in the Rice Mausoleum appear at the top and bottom of both the south and north sides of the mausoleum.