Detroit's Woodmere Cemetery

In 1867, a roomful of men gathered in the office of a noted attorney to discuss Detroit s need for a rural cemetery They decided to form an association and invested their own money to purchase a plot of land that had once been occupied by Native Americans and then French settlers, a few miles from the heart of the city They chose this heavily wooded area because it offerIn 1867, a roomful of men gathered in the office of a noted attorney to discuss Detroit s need for a rural cemetery They decided to form an association and invested their own money to purchase a plot of land that had once been occupied by Native Americans and then French settlers, a few miles from the heart of the city They chose this heavily wooded area because it offered many acres of land that could accommodate the growing need for burial space, and it became the cornerstone of one of the city s oldest and most historic cemeteries, Woodmere Cemetery Cemetery acreage has been bought and sold, and buildings on the grounds have been raised and later razed Funeral procedures have changed, as well as cemetery ownership Still, Woodmere has remained one of Detroit s most beautiful treasures, where visitors can take a historical step back into time From the very rich to the very poor, many thousands have chosen Woodmere Cemetery to be their final resting place Through archival images, Detroit s Woodmere Cemetery takes a look at the movers and shakers of Detroit found in these bucolic grounds and glimpses the ordinary citizens who have lived and died through extraordinary circumstances.
Detroit s Woodmere Cemetery In a roomful of men gathered in the office of a noted attorney to discuss Detroit s need for a rural cemetery They decided to form an association and invested their own money to purchase a plot

  • Title: Detroit's Woodmere Cemetery
  • Author: Gail D. Hershenzon
  • ISBN: 9780738541204
  • Page: 413
  • Format: Paperback
  • Welcome to the Woodmere Cemetery Research Site This is Woodmere s th anniversary On July , , they opened the gates to what would become one of Detroit s treasures This is a walking driving tour that includes a box lunch, a book, some handouts, and a few surprises. Beth Olem The cemetery in the GM Poletown plant The September , by Amy Elliott Bragg Beth Olem The cemetery in the GM Poletown plant In some ways, this is the story of all cemeteries in Detroit Some people hiked out to the country and bought the land, thinking it would be far, far away, forever and ever. List of neighborhoods in Detroit Downtown Detroit is the city s central business district and a residential area, bordered by M Lodge Freeway to the west, the Interstate I , Fisher Freeway to the north, I Chrysler Freeway to the east, and the Detroit River to the south The area contains many of the prominent skyscrapers in Detroit, including the Renaissance Center, the Penobscot Building, and the Guardian Boneyards Detroit Under Ground Painted Turtle Richard The prolific Richard Bak has written about most living subjects in southeastern Michigan, so now he has turned his attention to death Boneyards Detroit Under Ground is a fascinating look at how we have died in Detroit going back to . The Deceased of Detroit The Witch of Delray. Jul , This isn t a blog about the living This is a blog about the dead I created this site to re visit those who contributed to Detroit s multi cultural fabric. Fun Things To Do In Detroit This Summer That Are Or Less Daily Detroit thanks Bamboo Detroit for their support With an inclusive community, flexible modern offices, classes and networking events, Bamboo Detroit helps entrepreneurs and innovative Detroit Memories Newsletter May I read references to the Lone Ranger and the Detroit Mounted Police.My father, Otto H Kavieff, was an architect in Detroit for many years, having designed a number of buildings in the area, as well as numerous apartments along th St.Never saw him in anything but a bow tie which he wore every day In addition to all of his capabilities, he was an incredible marksman. Henry M Leland Politics Progressivism in Detroit was energized by upper middle class men and women who felt a civic duty to uplift society by freeing it from the tyranny of corrupt politicians who worked hand in hand with unscrupulous saloonkeepers Leland was an important leader, with his base in the Detroit Citizens League Supported by Detroit s I Love Detroit Michigan Albert Kahn Buildings in A Filtered Detroit Experience Above General Motors Building Research Laboratory c. in foreground, with the General Motors Building behind and to the left. Detroit Streets A list of Detroit streets and how some of them got their names.

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    1. July 28, 2008I've been on a cemetery roll lately. Woodmere is Detroit's largest, known for its "beauty, size and professional management," created with characteristics of a park, as many cemeteries across the nation were at the time. I was particularly impressed with landscape architect/superintendent Fred Higgins (1833-1910) a native New Yorker whose handiwork won acclaim throughout the United States. Other horticulturists made deliberate trips to examine new varieties of trees or plants he cul [...]

    2. Woodmere Cemetery isn't blessed with lots of permanent residents, but Gail Hershenzon's book does a wonderful job of bringing the place to life. She's specially skillful at summing up interesting residents in a paragraph, pointing out a number of fascinating monuments, and spinning some gruesome stories. My favorite is about Amelia Buck, buried in an unmarked grave. Her sister kept Amelia's body, convinced she could pray her back to life. She tried to feed her dead sister a little coffee each da [...]

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