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Gateway to Oak Woods Cemetery
Gateway to Oak Woods Cemetery
TitleGateway to Oak Woods Cemetery
DescriptionCaption: "Gateway to Oakwoods (sic) Cemetery." From text: "This beautiful cemetery stands in the front rank, as one of the handsomest of Chicago's burial grounds. It is located south of 67th St. between Cottage Grove Ave. and the I. C. R. R. track. The distance from the business center is about seven miles.... In drawing the plan for the grounds, the Association was fortunate in securing the services of the late Mr. Adolph Strauch, Superintendent of Spring Grove Cemetery, at Cincinnati, who as a landscape gardener and Superintendent of cemeteries, probably had no equal. Before work was commenced in 1864, he visited and made a thorough examination of the land... Then, with a detailed survey, showing the elevation, he drafted the plan now presented to the public, designating the lowest land for artificial lakes, and the higher to be made still higher, and formed into beautiful mounds with the earth taken from the lakes. The avenues are laid out in gentle curves and on an established grade."
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RepositoryUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject NameOak Woods Cemetery (Chicago, Ill.)
Coverage-SpatialGreater Grand Crossing (Chicago, Ill.)
PublisherUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Illinois at Chicago
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Book TitleChicago, the Garden city. Its magnificent parks, boulevards and cemeteries. Together with other descriptive views and sketches
Author of the BookSimon, Andreas
CollectionPicture Chicago
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