I’m sure at the time this was an incredible monument. Mr. Behrens was a fireman, and ultimately fire chief of Charleston. He is buried in the Bethany Cemetery outside Charleston.
This (I assume) bronze bust is attached to his headstone. And…it is larger than life. From what I have found he was very advanced for the time and well known.
All very nice but I have to say this when seen across the cemetery is a shade creepy.
The grave site is large but it would need to be considering the size of his head.
When I first noticed the monument I thought Mr. Behrens was a WW1 Prussian General. Maybe he was before being Fire Chief.