I got back up to the Western Lutheran Cemetery, founded in 1865, and I made some new observations now that the grass is shorter. This is easily one of the most historic, if largely forgotten, cemeteries in the region, and… Continue Reading
The grass was just starting to green up, and the daffodils were blooming, but the leaves were not quite on the trees, so the cemetery was looking really interesting in the bright blue sky of Saturday.
Sappington Cemetery, located on Watson Road, is rich in history, and well worth checking out. It contains the graves of numerous figures from the settling of southwest St. Louis County. Also, senior citizens interested in attending a two-week lecture series… Continue Reading
I’m so impressed by the hard work of volunteers who’ve been cleaning away underbrush. When I first visited, the upper portion, near St. Louis Avenue in Hillsdale, had been cleared. But going down the hill, I was greeted by what… Continue Reading
Behind these elegant gates is a cemetery of much greater size than I had realized. You can read about its history here; it was originally by the Lemp Brewery, but moved out here for more land. The rolling hills are… Continue Reading
Laurel Hill Cemetery has an interesting story, which can be read here. It is one of a multitude of privately owned cemeteries along St. Charles Rock Road. With the Clayton skyline in the background, this interesting monument features the Four… Continue Reading
I photographed the interior of the Wainwright Tomb all the way back in November of 2008. It still is just as beautiful today as it was back then.
I had seen the wonderful lily flower stained glass window in the Lemp Mausoleum, but I realized during my last visit that there are two side windows in the back, which are quite beautiful themselves.
Way up north, southeast of the intersection of Kingshighway and Natural Bridge Avenue, sits the Western Lutheran Cemetery. Since individual Lutheran churches all possessed their own cemetery, many of these burial grounds suffered when their church congregation folded. This is… Continue Reading
I don’t really like calling out anybody who’s trying to do their best maintaining an historic structure. I am well aware of the costs involved, the expensive specialists who are qualified to work in old building materials, and the often… Continue Reading