Essential Architecture-  Chicago Northeast

Rosehill Cemetery Entrance

architect

W.W. Boyington

location

5800 N. Ravenswood Ave.

date

1864

style

castellated Victorian High Gothic

construction

Stone

type

Cemetery Entrance
 
 
   
Designed by the architect of the Old Chicago Water Tower and predating it by five years, the Rosehill Cemetery Entrance is a rare Midwestern example of castellated Gothic architecture. Many prominent Chicagoans are buried at Rosehill, which is one of the city's oldest private cemeteries. Their plots are marked by a wide variety of distinctive memorial sculptures.

links

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