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Welcome to Monroe Street Cemetery

Established 1841

 
 
Welcome to Monroe Street Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 21, 2019
1. Welcome to Monroe Street Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  The grand Gothic Revival gateway arch that frames the entrance was constructed in 1874. The arch is virtually identical to the one constructed at the Erie Street Cemetery. These gateways were designed by the architect Joseph Ireland (1843–1905). By that time the current name of the cemetery was commonly being used instead of “the West Side Cemetery” and it can be found carved above the arched opening.

The gatehouse designed by Cleveland Architect Walter Blythe (1826–1884), also in a Gothic Revival architectural style, was constructed in 1876 and served to hold the cemetery records in a small office on the south end of the building while a much larger room on the north end was used for funerals and making burial arrangements.

The gatehouse was constructed by J. D. Copperfield for the sum of $4,768.25. It is constructed of sandstone and is topped by a steep roof clad in slate shingles.

The gatehouse and arch have been restored by the City of Cleveland which owns the structures and the cemetery. The restoration was completed in Spring, 2014. The building was completely deconstructed with
Monroe Street Cemetery and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 21, 2019
2. Monroe Street Cemetery and Marker
This marker can be seen between the two doors, just above the day lilies. It faces the walkway. The cemetery gate and archway is out of frame on the right.
each piece of stone carefully marked to assure it was put back from where it had been taken.
 
Erected by the Monroe Street Cemetery Foundation.
 
Location. 41° 28.722′ N, 81° 42.397′ W. Marker is in Cleveland, Ohio, in Cuyahoga County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Monroe Avenue and West 32nd Street, on the left when traveling west. It is between the two doors of the gatehouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cleveland OH 44113, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ohio City / Monroe Street Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Saint Ignatius High School (approx. 0.3 miles away); John W. Heisman Birth Site (approx. 0.4 miles away); Market Square (approx. 0.4 miles away); LGBT Civil Rights Movement (approx. 0.8 miles away); St. John’s Episcopal Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); Camp Cleveland (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Templin-Bradley Company (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cleveland.
 
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Monroe Street Cemetery Archway Entrance image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 21, 2019
3. Monroe Street Cemetery Archway Entrance
This marker can be seen in the distance inside the arch up against the gatehouse .
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 20, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 20, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 20, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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