Graveyards of Chicago

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Charting the lore and lure of Chicago's ubiquitous burial grounds, this resource unearths the legends and legacies that mark the city's silent citizens—from larger-than-lifers and local heroes to machine mayors and machine-gunners. The book demonstrates that Chicago’s cemeteries are home not only to thousands of individuals who fashioned the city’s singular culture and character, but also to impressive displays of art and architecture, landscaping and limestone, egoism and ethnic pride. This edition includes all ...

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Overview

Charting the lore and lure of Chicago's ubiquitous burial grounds, this resource unearths the legends and legacies that mark the city's silent citizens—from larger-than-lifers and local heroes to machine mayors and machine-gunners. The book demonstrates that Chicago’s cemeteries are home not only to thousands of individuals who fashioned the city’s singular culture and character, but also to impressive displays of art and architecture, landscaping and limestone, egoism and ethnic pride. This edition includes all new digital photos and refreshed text in the same spirit and informal, travel-book style as the original. Mysterious questions such as Where is Al Capone buried? and What really lies beneath home plate at Wrigley Field? are answered in this reminder that although physical life must end, personal note—and notoriety—last forever.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781893121218
  • Publisher: Lake Claremont Press
  • Publication date: 10/18/2013
  • Edition description: Second Edition, Second edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 402,469
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Ursula Bielski is Chicago’s resident paranormal expert, a historian, an author, and an entrepreneur. She owns the tour company Chicago Hauntings, Inc., produces the annual Chicago Ghost Conference, and hosts the WYCC TV show The Hauntings of Chicago. She is the author of Chicago Haunts, Creepy Chicago, More Chicago Haunts, and There’s Something Under the Bed. Matt Hucke is the creator of the website Graveyards of Illinois, which has thousands of photographs from Chicagoland cemeteries and is the inspiration for the book of the same name. His images of graveyards have appeared in the American Girls News, Chicago Haunts, More Chicago Haunts, the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Washington Post, the Chicago History Museum website, and dozens of other major publications and websites.

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Table of Contents

Foreword xi
Preface xv
Acknowledgments xvii
Introduction 3
I. North
City North 11
Chicago City Cemetery 11
Graceland Cemetery 13
Jewish Graceland Cemetery 31
Wunder's Cemetery 33
St. Boniface Cemetery 34
Rosehill Cemetery 37
St. Henry Cemetery 49
Montrose Cemetery 51
Bohemian National Cemetery 53
Beth-El Cemetery 62
Ridgelawn Cemetery 62
Metro North 65
Calvary Cemetery 65
Church of the Holy Comforter 69
Fort Sheridan Cemetery 69
Memorial Park Cemetery 70
St. Adalbert Cemetery 71
Sunset Memorial Park 76
All Saints Cemetery 77
Shalom Memorial Park 78
II West
City West 83
All Saints Polish National Catholic Cemetery 83
St. Nicholas Ukrainian Cemetery 84
St. John's/St. Johannes Cemetery 85
Rest Haven Cemetery 85
Cook County Poor Farm and Insane Asylum 87
Robinson Woods Indian Burial Ground 88
Westlawn Cemetery 89
Acacia Park Cemetery 91
Irving Park Cemetery 94
Mount Olive Cemetery 95
Metro West 99
St. Joseph Cemetery 99
Elmwood Cemetery 101
Forest Home/German Waldheim Cemetery 102
Jewish Waldheim Cemetery 112
Woodlawn Cemetery 117
Concordia Cemetery 118
Altenheim Cemetery 120
Mount Auburn Cemetery 120
Mount Emblem Cemetery 121
Elm Lawn Cemetery 121
Arlington Cemetery 122
Oak Ridge Cemetery 123
Mount Carmel Cemetery 125
Queen of Heaven Cemetery 134
Hinsdale Animal Cemetery 141
III South
City South 147
Oak Woods Cemetery 147
Mount Olivet Cemetery 154
Mount Greenwood Cemetery 157
St. Casimir Cemetery 159
Metro South 163
Resurrection Cemetery 163
Bethania Cemetery 164
Lithuanian National Cemetery 165
Archer Woods Cemetery 167
Evergreen Cemetery 167
St. Mary Cemetery 168
Cedar Park Cemetery 169
Lincoln Cemetery 169
Oak Hill Cemetery 173
Mount Hope Cemetery 174
Restvale Cemetery 175
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery 176
Burr Oak Cemetery 178
St. Benedict Cemetery 179
Bachelors Grove Cemetery 180
St. James Cemetery 184
Mount Glenwood Cemetery 188
Holy Cross Cemetery 189
IV Burials Not in Cemeteries
Stephen A. Douglas Tomb 195
Yorktown Shopping Center 195
Mayslake/Francis S. Peabody 195
Cantigny/Robert R. McCormick 197
Jackson Park/Clarence Darrow 197
Wrigley Field/Steve Goodman 198
V Outlying Sites
Masonic Cemetery/Robert Stroud 201
St. Sava Orthodox Monastery/Peter II 202
Monastery of the Most Holy Mother of God 202
Elk Grove Cemetery 202
Oakland Cemetery/Chester Gould 202
Appendix List of Chicago Cemeteries 205
Bibliography 213
Index 219
About the Authors 229
Publisher's Credits 231
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  • Posted December 10, 2013

    You will want this book!

    It is a very well written and she certainly done a lot of work to do this.
    Very interesting on who is buied where, and the tomb stones are a work of art. If you are interested in this, you must read the book.

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