Saturday, May 21, 2016

Chicago's Great Outdoor Sculpture Park, Graceland Cemetery

I recently paid a couple of visits to Graceland Cemetery on Chicago's north side not far from Wrigley Field. It opened in 1860 a time that this area was was the far northern limits of the city. Graceland is a beautiful sculpture garden that is the final resting place for many of the cities most iconic names like;

Potter Palmer

George Pullman

Marshall Field

And many others. I've been out there a couple of times this spring and shot a lot of pictures and video. Among the odder memorials I've come across are a pyramid final resting place of Peter Schoenhofen.

There's William Hulbert the man who created the Chicago Cubs first dynasty when they were called the White Stockings. Click here to learn more about this fascinating man.

And what cemetery doesn't have a few supernatural legends? This clip tells the story of Gracelands "ghosts".

The centerpiece of the graveyard is a small lake that is surrounded with many of the more notable tombs. In the middle of the lake is a small island that is the final resting place of architect Daniel Burnham and his family.

If you'd like to see more of this historic graveyard visit ChiTownView and scroll through our recent videos we have many more for your viewing enjoyment.

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