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Rosehill Cemetery Entrance

William W. Boyington, architect • 1864

 

— Chicago Landmark —

 
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By William Fischer, Jr., April 9, 2016
1. Rosehill Cemetery Entrance Marker
Inscription.  
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 here in plots marked by distinctive memorial sculpture.

Designated a Chicago Landmark
on October 16, 1980
by the City Council of Chicago.
Jane M. Byrne, Mayor
 
Erected 1980 by Commission on Chicago Historical and Architectural Landmarks.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureCemeteries & Burial SitesLandmarks. In addition, it is included in the Illinois, Chicago Landmarks Commission series list. A significant historical date for this entry is October 16, 1980.
 
Location. 41° 59.199′ N, 87° 40.517′ W. Marker is in Chicago, Illinois, in Cook County. Marker is at the intersection of Ravenswood Avenue and Rosehill Drive, on the left when traveling north on Ravenswood Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5800 North Ravenswood Avenue, Chicago IL 60660, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking

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By William Fischer, Jr., April 9, 2016
2. Rosehill Cemetery Entrance and Marker
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distance of this marker. Thomas Edwin Greenfield Ransom (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Civil War Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker); George B. Armstrong (within shouting distance of this marker); Co. B. 1st Reg. Ill. L't Artillery. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battery A Chicago Light Artillery (about 300 feet away); Soldiers & Sailors Monument (about 300 feet away); Frances E. Willard (about 400 feet away); Chicago Board of Trade Battery (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chicago.
 
Also see . . .
1. William W. Boyington. Chicago Landmarks entry (Submitted on April 29, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Architect William W. Boyington. WBEZ podcast (Submitted on April 29, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

3. William W. Boyington. Chicago Loop entry (Submitted on April 29, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

4. Rosehill Cemetery. Graveyards entry (Submitted on April 29, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

5. Rosehill Cemetery. Official website (Submitted on April 29, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

6. Rosehill Cemetery Entrance. Chicago Landmarks entry (Submitted on May 2, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Rosehill Cemetery Entrance image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 9, 2016
3. Rosehill Cemetery Entrance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 29, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 237 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 29, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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