Sunday, November 3, 2013

Lake View Cemetery 1 (11/3/2013)

Sunday, November 3, 2013
Had lunch at The Melt, known for outrageous grilled cheese sandwiches:
The Melt Bar & Grilled entrance
It was a beautiful day for visiting Lake View Cemetery, called Cleveland's Outdoor Museum.
Mayfield Gate entrance to Lake View Cemetery
Community Mausoleum and Chapel (1990)
9/11 or American Heroes Monument (2004)
The monument contains a section of steel from the World Trade Center
A gorgeous Acer palmatum cultivar
Cascading Laceleaf Maple Tree
Charles Francis Brush (1849-1929) Monument
Brush developed the arc lamp, the first lamp to light any city electrically in 1879 (in Cleveland). He was a mechanical engineer who perfected a dynamo in 1873 that powered the first electric street railway (not verified).
Someone had an acorn feast on this grave marker
Franklin Rockefeller (1845-1917)
He was the black sheep brother of John D Rockefeller. (Note the grave marker to the left with the name TOD. Tod is the German word for death.)
Gourds on a grave marker
Sereno  Peck Fenn (1844-1927)
Fenn was one of the three principal partners of the Sherwin Williams (paint) Co. He also served as director for the Cleveland YMCA (1868-1920). In 1930 the Cleveland YMCA School of Technology was renamed Fenn College in his honor. In 1964 it became Cleveland State University.
Alexander Winton (1860-1932)
Winton started as a bicycle manufacturer and became a pioneer in the "horseless carriage" era, setting the pace for Cleveland's auto industry. In 1897 he manufactured a car that went from Cleveland to New York City in 10 days. His most noted car was the Winton Six, and he was the first to sell automobiles commercially in the U.S.
Carved stone book
Unusual script on grave markers
First peek at the James Abram Garfield
(1831-1881) Monument
Statue of the 20th President of the United States,
in the rotunda of the Garfield Monument
(Note the engaged couple posing)
Garfield was a Major General in the Civil War, and was elected to Congress in 1863, serving until 1880 (nine terms) when he was elected president. He was inaugurated on March 4, 1881 and shot on July 2, 1881. He finally died of infection that weakened his heart on September 19, 1881.
Cupola view of mosaics
Cupola view of the rotunda
Stairs to the crypt
The crypt
Garfield Monument
Caesar Augustin Grasselli (1850-1927)
Grasselli was a chemist, banker, and philanthropist who helped make Cleveland a manufacturing center. He founded the Society for the Blind, and helped found the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Cleveland Museum of Art.
Grasselli's grave marker
John Davison Rockefeller (1839-1937)
John D Rockefeller was a financier and philanthropist who founded the Standard Oil Company in Cleveland in 1870. A genius at organization, he devised the modern corporate trust. His Rockefeller Foundation continues to support civic and charitable causes.
Rockefeller's grave marker in the family circle
Dr. Harvey Williams Cushing (1869-1939)
Dr. Cushing was a brain surgeon (the first to describe Cushing's syndrome) who pioneered many new techniques. His book collection became the nucleus of the Yale medical library.
John Milton Hay (1838-1905) Monument
Hay was a poet, journalist, historian, and statesman who was private secretary to Abraham Lincoln. He also served as Secretary to the American Legation in Paris in 1865 and as Ambassador to Great Britain in 1897. As McKinley's Secretary of State, he proposed the open door policy for China in 1899.
You know de way?
Tomb in a hillside
Lake View Dam (1978 for flood control) is the
largest concrete-filled dam east of the Mississippi River
A fallen tree on the pathway
The Hanna tomb doormat
Marcus Alonzo Hanna (1837-1904)
Hanna married Charlotte Rhodes, daughter of a Cleveland coal and iron merchant. He reorganized the family company as M. A. Hanna. He was known as the "president maker" by backing Garfield and McKinley, and he was elected to the United States Senate in 1897 and 1903.
Jeptha Homer Wade (1811-1890) Monument
Wade  organized several Midwest telegraph lines which were consolidated in 1854 to form Western Union. He donated Wade Park to the city, and organized the Lake View Cemetery Association and was its first president.
Who's that knocking at my door?
Orris Paxton Van Sweringen (1879-1936) and
Mantis James Van Sweringen (1881-1935)
These brothers became entrepreneurs in real estate and railroad management. They acquired stock control of the Nickel Plate, Chesapeake & Ohio, Pere Marquette, and Missouri Pacific Railroads. They also developed Shaker Heights and its rapid transit system, and built the Terminal Tower.
Myron Timothy Herrick (1854-1929)
and his ivy-covered grave
Herrick was a Cleveland attorney who helped found the Society of Savings (now Key Bank). He was elected Governor of Ohio in 1904, and served as Ambassador to France from 1912 to 1929.
We still have a lot more to see in Lake View Cemetery!

1 comment:

Gerald Pearson said...

The cemetery is a gem here in Cleveland. All should visit it. The Community Mausoleum, Wade Chapel, Garfield Memorial and so much more!!