Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx


Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx

: "This article refers to the" Woodlawn Cemetery "in the New York City borough of The Bronx. For other uses, see" Woodlawn Cemetery (disambiguation)"."

Located in The Bronx, Woodlawn Cemetery is one of the largest cemeteries in New York City. It opened in 1863 at a time when The Bronx was still considered as being out in "the country." The cemetery covers more than 400 acres (half the size of Central Park) and is the resting place for more than 300,000 people.

Built on rolling hills, its tree-lined roads lead to quite unique memorials, some designed by McKim Mead & White, John Russell Pope, James Gamble Rogers, Cass Gilbert, Carrère and Hastings, Sir Edwin Lutyens, Beatrix Jones Farrand, and John LaFarge.

In 1967, what is generally believed to be the first community mausoleum on the East Coast of the United States was built at Woodlawn. The concept has proved extremely popular, and as a result many other cemeteries throughout the United States have since added such structures.

Burials moved to Woodlawn

*The Dyckman-Nagle Burying Ground was established in 1677 and originally contained 417 plots. In 1905 the remains with the exception of Staats Morris and his family were removed. By 1927 the Morris graves were moved to Woodlawn Cemetery.
*West Farms Dutch Reformed Church at Boone Avenue and 172nd Street in the Bronx had most of its graves moved to Woodlawn Cemetery.
*Bensonia Cemetery, aka Morrisania Cemetery, was originally a Native American Burial Ground. The graves were moved to Woodlawn Cemetery. PS138, in the Bronx is now on the site.
*Rutgers Street church graves were moved to Woodlawn Cemetery.

Notable burials


*James C. Auchincloss
*Jules Bache
*Diana Barrymore
*Nora Bayes
*Charles Becker
*Alva Belmont
*Oliver Belmont
*Irving Berlin
*Nellie Bly
*Ralph Bunche
*Blanche K. Bruce
*Harry Carey
*Vernon and Irene Castle
*George M. Cohan
*Edward Knight Collins
*Ricardo Cortez
*Celia Cruz
*Countee Cullen
*Miles Davis
*Clarence Day
*Zachariah Deas
*George Washington De Long
*Gertrude Ederle
*Duke Ellington
*David Farragut
*Bud Fisher
*Clyde Fitch
*Geraldine Fitzgerald
*Frankie Frisch
*Antoinette Perry Frueauff
*Thomas F. Gilroy
*Jay Gould
*Archibald Gracie
*Oscar Hammerstein, Sr.
*Lionel Hampton
*W.C. Handy
*Coleman Hawkins
*Victor Herbert
*Adelaide Herrmann
*Charles Evans Hughes
*Collis P. Huntington
*Barbara Hutton
*Illinois Jacquet
*Augustus D. Juilliard
*James R. Keene
*Pedro Knight
*Augustus Kountze
*Fritz Kreisler
*Fiorello La Guardia


*Canada Lee
*Frank Belknap Long
*Roland Macy
*Martha Mansfield
*Bat Masterson
*William McAdoo
*Jackie McLean
*George McManus
*Gilbert Miller
*Herman Melville
*Marilyn Miller
*Robert Moses
*Thomas Nast
*Harold Nicholas
*Hideyo Noguchi
*Chauncey Olcott
*Blanche Oelrichs
*Felix Pappalardi
*James Cash Penney
*Otto Preminger
*Joseph Pulitzer
*Charles Ranhofer
*Andrew J. Rogers
*Ruth Rowland Nichols
*Damon Runyon
*Sokei-an Shigetsu Sasaki
*Alexander De Seversky
*Lawrence L. Shenfield
*Franz Sigel
*Franklin Simon
*Charles B.J. Snyder
*Ruth Snyder
*Elizabeth Cady Stanton
*Joseph Stella
*John William Sterling
*William H.H. Stowell
*Isidor Straus
*William L. Strong
*Olive Thomas
*Vladimir Ussachevsky
*Madam C.J. Walker
*William H. Webb
*Royal H. Weller
*Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney
*Harry Payne Whitney
*William Collins Whitney
*Edward O. Wolcott
*Frank Woolworth


External links

* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSln=Bunche&GScid=66788&CRid=66788&pt=Woodlawn%20Cemetery& Database of those buried at Woodlawn]
* [http://www.thewoodlawncemetery.org Woodlawn Official Page]
* [http://www.pellegrinlowend.com/woodlawn.html Photographs of graves of famous persons in Woodlawn]

ee also

*List of other famous cemeteries
*List of United States cemeteries
*List of mausoleums


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