Graceland Cemetery-“Where the Rich and the Famous Come to Lay”

Published on June 15, 2021

Located near Wrigley Field with its roaring crowds, Graceland Cemetery provides a quiet and beautiful sanctuary within the city, resembling a Victorian park in England.Before 1860, when Graceland was founded, Chicagoans were buried near the lakefront in Lincoln Park. There were many illnesses at the time and there was concern about contamination of the drinking water due to the proximity to the lake. So, Graceland was created further away from the lake to avoid these problems.Many of Chicago’s rich and famous are buried here, such as Marshall Field and George Pullman. Their monuments and gravesites were created by the finest architects and sculptors of their time, including Louis Sullivan and Daniel Chester French.Spend some quiet time here and enjoy the history, the beauty and the serenity.

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