Tag Archives: Woodmere Cemetery

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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Cemetery of the Week #73: Woodmere Cemetery

Woodmere Cemetery 9400 W Fort Street Detroit, Michigan 48209 Telephone: (313) 841-0188 Founded: 1867 Size: 250 acres Number of interments: more than 40,000 Open: Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. On Sundays, … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Urban

I drove to Elmwood Cemetery fine by myself, even though the guidebook described it as lying in the shadow of the Renaissance Center in downtown Detroit. As I wandered around the lovely old graveyard, I noticed that people seemed nervous … Continue reading

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Cemetery Tales of Detroit

Detroit’s Woodmere Cemetery by Gail D. Hershenzon My rating: 4 of 5 stars Woodmere Cemetery isn’t blessed with lots of widely known permanent residents, but Gail Hershenzon’s book does a wonderful job of bringing the place to life. She’s specially … Continue reading

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