Saturday, October 24, 2015

Glendale Cemetery

I took some photos at Glendale Cemetery in Akron, Ohio. It's really quite beautiful. Here's a little history from their website:
"Glendale is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was established in 1839 by Dr. J.D. Commins, who visited Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and was inspired to create the same park-like setting for a cemetery in Akron. The cemetery features a wide variety of architectural styles that draw upon ancient building forms. Mausoleums are modeled after Egyptian, Greek and Roman temples or Gothic churches. The stately mausoleums and symbolic statues are scattered throughout, honoring prominent citizens of Akron, including politicians, industrialists, and Akron socialites."
Some notable interments:

Independent Order of Odd Fellows

This tombstone is shaped like an old tree trunk!

The bell tower.

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