Update: Thanks to a reader, this has been identified as Mount Vernon, Linn or Cazenovia Cemetery. Occasionally, driving a lonely back road, we come across a cemetery without a name, and we stop and photograph it anyway. This cemetery, with… Continue Reading
For some reason I had never noticed the Spink Mausoleum hiding in the trees, with its massive stylized Ionic columns flanking its bronzes doors. An upside-down torch symbolizes life ended, as that is how you extinguish a torch. I have… Continue Reading
Wow, I just discovered one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the St. Louis area, and also one of the oldest: New Mount Sinai Cemetery, located just beyond the city limits out Gravois, where there are of course many other… Continue Reading
OK, so these aren’t exactly award-winning photos, but I wanted to share an old cemetery off of Old Watson Road, just south of the old Route 66, southwest of the now-demolished Crestwood Mall.
Back behind those bushes and trees, and up over a hill, are the graves of hundreds, perhaps thousands of former residents of the Robert Koch Hospital. It is now private property, and no trespassing is allowed, but I hope one… Continue Reading
I visited Sunset Memorial Park, out Gravois Road in the sunshine of early July 2018. I am still impressed by the massive columbarium, which sits towards the back of the cemetery. There is also a very pretty office and residence… Continue Reading
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