Tag Archives: Elmwood Cemetery

The Most Beautiful Cemeteries on Cemetery Travel

Last week I talked about the Most Morbid Cemeteries on Cemetery Travel. That was a fairly easy list to make.  Today’s list is much more subjective.  In addition to beauty being in the eye of the beholder, it’s also dependent … Continue reading

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An illustrated exploration of Lower Michigan’s many graveyards

Boneyards: Detroit Under Ground by Richard Bak My rating: 5 of 5 stars This beautiful collection combines historic photographs with modern black-and-white photos of cemeteries in Detroit and the surrounding cities, ranging as far abroad as Royal Oak and Ypsilanti. … Continue reading

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Cemeteries in the Summer

I think there’s nothing more beautiful than a lush, green cemetery in the summertime.  Flowers blooming, birds singing, soft breezes at play, and beautiful statuary:  what could be more relaxing? I’ve listed my favorites below, but I’m hoping you’ll also … Continue reading

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The Gem of the Motor City

Elmwood Endures: History of a Detroit Cemetery by Michael S. Franck My rating: 4 of 5 stars The fascinating introductory essay in this book places Elmwood Cemetery firmly inside the history of Detroit and connects it to the rural cemetery … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #12: Elmwood Cemetery

Elmwood Cemetery 1200 Elmwood Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48207 Telephone: (313) 567-3453 Established: 1846 Size: 86 acres Number of interments: 51,000 Open: 8 to 4 daily October 1 until April 30. 7 to 7 daily May 1 until September 30. Full … Continue reading

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