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Graceland Cemetery

  • Also Known As: Graceland Cemetery and Crematorium

  • Address: 4001 N Clark St
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Historic District


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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1859/00/00 William Saunders Landscape Architect Thomas Bryan commissions William Saunders as the second Landscape Architect at Graceland, c 1858-1859
1889/00/00 Louis H Sullivan Architect Ryerson Tomb is built for Chicago lumber baron Martin Ryerson
1893/11/00 Carter Henry Harrison Sr Final Resting Place Thousands of mornors attend Mayor Harrison's funeral, ending at Graceland Cemetary Prendergast Case
1893/11/00 Lyman Trumbull Pallbearer Thousands of mornors attend Mayor Harrison's funeral, ending at Graceland Cemetary Prendergast Case
1893/11/00 Richard James Oglesby Pallbearer Thousands of mornors attend Mayor Harrison's funeral, ending at Graceland Cemetary Prendergast Case
1900/08/18 Graceland Cemetery wins a Silver Medal for Landscaping at the 1900 Paris Exhibition. 1900 Exposition Universelle
1906/00/00 Henry Bacon Architect Marshall Field's memorial erected in 1906, bronze female figure by Daniel Chester French and base by Henry Bacon
1906/00/00 Daniel Chester French Sculptor Marshall Field's memorial erected in 1906, bronze female figure by Daniel Chester French and base by Henry Bacon
1906/00/00 Marshall Field In Memoriam Marshall Field's memorial erected in 1906, bronze female figure by Daniel Chester French and base by Henry Bacon
1916/00/00 Richard W Bock Sculptor Richard W Bock and Peter J Weber create the Fisher Monument
1931/00/00 Lorado Taft Sculptor Lawson Monument - The Crusader, (look for ABOVE ALL THINGS TRUTH BEARETH AWAY THE VICTORY) built to mark the grave of Victor Fremont Lawson (1850-1925)

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Particulars for Graceland Cemetery:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Area of Significance Art
Historic Use Cemetery
Architectural Style Chicago School
Sight Category Historic District
Area of Significance Landscape Architecture
Architectural Style Late 19th and early 20th century american movements
Historic Use Mortuary
Level of Significance National
Owner Private



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 18th January 2001

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name: Graceland Cemetery
Registry Address: 4001 N. Clark St.
Registry Number: 00001628
Resource Type: District
Owner: Private
Architect: Bock, Richard; et.al.
Architectural Style: Chicago, Late 19th and early 20th century american movements
Attribute: et.al.
Area in Acres: 119
Contributing Buildings: 3
Non-Contributing Buildings: 2
Contributing Sites: 1
Contributing Structures: 1
Non-Contributing Structures: 1
Other Certification: Date received-pending nomination
Certification: Listed in the National Register
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Landscape architecture, Architecture, Art
Applicable Criteria: Architecture-Engineering
Criteria Consideration: Cemetery
Significant Year: 1860, X 1870, 1878
Historic Function: Funerary
Historic Sub-Function: Cemetery, Mortuary
Current Function: Funerary
Current Sub-Function: Cemetery Mortuary

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