The first public above-ground entombment at The Lexington Cemetery, the Bell Mausoleum was dedicated October 23, 1974. Containing 204 crypts, the Bell Mausoleum was named in honor of the first superintendent of the Cemetery, Charles S. Bell. Appropriately, the bell that originally hung in the tower of the office building was moved to this new structure. In earlier days, the bell tolled when funeral processions entered the gate.
When the availability of crypts in The Bell Mausoleum became limited, The Lexington Cemetery expanded its mausoleum facilities by developing the new Lexington Mausoleum.