Graceland Cemetery is located at the intersection of Clark Street and Irving Park Road in Chicago. At the time of its founding in 1860, it was located two miles outside city limits and on the shoreline of Lake Michigan.
Frame 1: detail of The Getty Tomb, designed by Louis Sullivan. Henry Harrison Getty (d.1920) was a lumber merchant. The tomb stands on its own triangle of land, and in 1971 was formally designated a city landmark.
Frame 2: detail of Memory statue, gravesite of Marshall Field, 1835-1906. Designed by sculptor Daniel Chester French. The remainder of the memorial was designed by architect Henry Bacon. These two men later designed the Lincoln Memorial.
Frame 3: detail of Eternal Silence sculpted by Lorado Taft, marking the burial plot of Dexter Graves and his family. Graves was a hotel owner, and among the first settlers of Chicago.
Frame 4: Burial pyramid of Peter Schoenhofen, 1827-1893, a wealthy Prussian brewer. The pyramid was designed by architect Richad Schmidt.
Frame 5: Rock on Burnham Island, marking the grave of Daniel Burnham, 1846-1912. Burnham designed most of the White City of Chicago’s 1893 Columbian Exposition and was a tireless advocate for keeping Chicago’s lakefront public land. “Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men’s blood.”
Frame 6: George Pullman, 1831-1897. This monument honors the inventor of the Pullman sleeping car. Pullman’s body is entoumbed in a coffin beneath the Corinthian column, covered in tar paper and asphalt, in an enormous concrete block, overlaid with railroad ties. His family was afraid that workers still angry from the Pullman strike of 1894 would seek revenge on his grave.
Frame 7: This monument stands alongside the road leading away from Burnham Island. The stone is so worn the names are unreadable. I’ll need to do some more research here.
Frame 9: Combination of a mastaba and a pyramid designed by a young Louis Sullivan to mark the grave of Martin Ryerson, 1818-1887, one of the men who helped make Chicago the distribution center for the nation’s lumber trade.
Frame 10: Stay tuned – didn’t get the name off this one..
Frame 12: William Kimball, of Kimball organs and pianos, 1828-1904. Monument designed by McKim, Mead & White, a firm that also designed buildings for the 1893 White City.
Reference: A Walk Through Graceland Cemetery by Barbara Lanctot, 1977, Chicago Architecture Foundation.