Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Elmwood Cemetery

Elmwood Cemetery is one of KC's oldest.... begun in 1872 it was designed by George Kessler who also was responsible for many of the parks and boulevards here in KC including Northeast's own Cliff Drive. It's cared for by a dedicated group of volunteers who constantly tend the grounds and fund raise.
Elmwood is the final resting place for several Mayors of Kansas City and many other prominent residents including Jacob Loose (Loose Park).

Above mausoleum says "WALDO" so I guess I found him.

This cemetery with it's rolling hills is one of the prettiest in the city.... particularly beautiful in the fall. I'll be going back again as the leaves progress into their fall splendor.

There's a book just published about the cemetery... "Elmwood Cemetery: Stories of Kansas City" you can read an article about it here:

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