Showing posts with label graveyards. Show all posts
Showing posts with label graveyards. Show all posts

Monday, August 22, 2016

Monumental

 Elmwood Cemetery, opened in 1872 at Truman Road and VanBrunt, has many famous people buried there with lots of interesting tomb stones and vaults.   http://elmwoodcem-kc.org






Monumental

 Elmwood Cemetery, opened in 1872 at Truman Road and VanBrunt, has many famous people buried there with lots of interesting tomb stones and vaults.   http://elmwoodcem-kc.org






Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Elmwood

 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:  http://www.elmwoodcem-kc.org
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.