Lakeview Cemetery

July 21, 2014

You know how there are people who live in New York their entire lives without ever visiting the Empire State Building or the Statue of Liberty? Now, I’m not saying Lakeview Cemetery is anywhere near the equivalent of those, but it’s one of those things that Cleveland is known for and I had never even heard of it until my father-in-law found out about it from a coworker. The cemetery is home to the Garfield Monument and Wade Chapel and it’s the final resting place of several famous people. As soon as we all had a free weekend, Andrew, his parents, and I took a little day trip out there to see what all the fuss was about.

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Our first stop was The Garfield Monument. I don’t have a lot to say about the places we visited because historical buildings and famous dead people aren’t really my thing, but I do have a lot of pretty pictures to show you.

Lakeview Cemetery | allonsykimberly.com

Lakeview Cemetery | allonsykimberly.com

Lakeview Cemetery | allonsykimberly.com

This was our view once we made it to the “top” (as high as they would let us go) of the monument building.

Lakeview Cemetery | allonsykimberly.com

Lakeview Cemetery | allonsykimberly.com

Then we scouted out some famous tombstones.

Lakeview Cemetery | allonsykimberly.com

Lakeview Cemetery | allonsykimberly.com

Our last stop was Wade Memorial Chapel, a tiny chapel built in memory of Jeptha Wade, the founder of The Western Union Telegraph Company.

Lakeview Cemetery | allonsykimberly.com

All of the artwork on the floor and the walls is made entirely of glass and was designed by Tiffany (as in Tiffany lampshades). All of the mosaics and even the architecture of the ceiling work together to tell the story of Christ’s death and resurrection.

When we were finished exploring the cemetery we got some pizza at a restaurant in Little Italy before heading home. It was a fun afternoon.




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