Ann Farrar was the wife and mother of many famous St. Louisans, and I really enjoy her mausoleum. There is a burial chamber under the monumental portico in the Tuscan order. Please join me for my lecture about the Green… Continue Reading
I was intrigued by this burial monument for Franklin and Olivia Day. It is notable to me for seeming to be constructed from soft limestone, so it is one of the earlier monuments in the cemetery, I suspect.
I had never seen Zion Cemetery before, and I suspect it was founded by Zion Lutheran in the St. Louis Place neighborhood. It’s a nice cemetery, with some pretty monuments. At one point, it seems like every Evangelisch Lutheran church… Continue Reading
There is a beautiful gate house and caretaker’s house right on the southeast corner, along what was originally Bellefontaine Road, but now renamed Broadway in the city (the road still exists in North County). There is another, newer gatehouse… Continue Reading
These three children all died in the 1880s, some young children, and one a baby. These were probably some of the oldest graves in the cemetery.
New Picker’s Cemetery, or Gatewood Garden Cemetery as it’s now known, possesses some of the oldest history in the City of St. Louis. It traces its roots back to Tower Grove East, the current location of Roosevelt High School, but… Continue Reading
The story began when an employee of the Troy School District, Brian Chrismer, found a tombstone in a dumpster on district property. He reached out to Ginger Collins-Justus, and she discovered the stone belonged in Oak Hill Cemetery in Kirkwood. On… Continue Reading
There aren’t a huge number of mausolea in Oak Hill, but there are a couple nice ones. The stars, however, are some interesting family plots, such as this one below. I like the benches around this one, bringing people together… Continue Reading