• Created Date
  • 1893-1893
  • Description
  • Caption: "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, Superinten... more
    Caption: "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. less
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