Woodlawn Cemetery, Detroit

Founded in 1895 on Woodward Avenue, Woodlawn Cemetery relieved pressure on the smaller cemeteries such as Elmwood or Mount Elliott cemeteries deeper into the city. It is big, clocking in at 140 acres, and is placed strategically close to the border with the suburbs.

It is huge, and boasts over one hundred mausolea, which in hindsight when I went back and looked at my photographs of the cemetery, explains why I took so many pictures of them!

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  1. ME says:

    It’s interesting to see all of the different styles of mausolea. It makes one wonder if their own residence reflected so much style & character when they were alive!

    1. cnaffziger says:

      Stay tuned! We’ll be seeing some of their houses soon.

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