Showing posts with label Jacob Loose. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Jacob Loose. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


 I'm not going into a lot of history about Elmwood Cemetery here.  If you desire more information you can visit their most excellent website:
Suffice it to say it's one of the oldest in the city and contains the remains of many famous citizens... from mayors to madams.   I occasionally like to walk through the grounds and look for pictures.  Today I was also looking for a deer that has taken up residence.  I did find her, but not until I got home and looked at the pictures.  See if you can find her.  

 The grounds were designed by George Kessler who also did Cliff Drive, Kessler Park and many, many of our Parks and Boulevards.   His original design is somewhat intact... although it included a lake which is gone.

 Above, all nationalities are buried here.  Below, lambs guard a child's grave.

 Elmwood is very well maintained considering it's age.  And Armour (the meat family) Chapel still functions for funerals and weddings.

 Many Civil War Veterans are  interred here.

 Above, the tomb of Jacob Loose (Loose Park).. founder of the Loose Viles Biscuit Co.   Below, we now know where he is....  :  WALDO

 Mr. and Mrs. Stevens now separated by tree.
 Above, a bit if irony for Sean.  Changes on a crypt.  

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Flag Flies High

The Jacob Loose Memorial Flagpole was rededicated today. The pole stands near the Meyer Boulevard Entrance to Swope Park..Refurbished and painted it stands close to 200-feet tall. Originally dedicated on July 5th 1915 in front of a crowd of 70 to 80 thousand people it had fallen into disrepair in years past and the four plaques that adorned the base were missing. All have been restored.

Parks Director Mark McHenry was master of ceremonies and other guest speakers read portions of the Declaration of Independence and the Gettysburg Address.

Mr. George Bates' Great, Great Uncle was Jacob Loose... he and his brother, Nathaniel did the unveiling of the refurbished plaque.

The American Legion Band then played the Star Spangled Banner and nearby Battle of Westport Reenactors fired a canon......