Sunday, May 11, 2014

Lake View Cemetery (5/11/2014)

Sunday, May 11, 2014
Happy Mother's Day!
Another nice day to wander through Lake View Cemetery.
Fragrant Viburnum sp (KSS)
The unassuming Van Sweringen grave.
Van Sweringen grave marker
Tombstone  for Oris Paxton and Mantis James Van Sweringen
The inseparable Van Sweringen brothers became real estate and railroad management entrepreneurs who had stock in the Nickel Plate, Erie, Chesapeake & Ohio, Pere Marquette, Hocking Valley, Missouri-Pacific, and the New York, Chicago & St Louis Railroads. They are know for developing Shaker Heights and the Shaker rapid transit line, as well as building the Terminal Tower in downtown Cleveland.
Bench in the Cottingham family plot
An unusual grave stone with
an etching of a telescope in an observatory
and the ham radio call sign of W8ZEP (KSS)
A cross between a Celtic knot and the Toyota logo?
Grave of George Magoffin Humphrey (1890-1970)
George Humphrey was president of M A Hanna (iron ore processing company) from 1929-1952. He headed the Reparations Survey Committee to advise Allied forces on dismantling German industry after WWII, and served as Secretary of Treasury from 1953-1957 for President Eisenhower.
Balanced cube memorial
Schey Memorial 
Small bronze sculpture (KSS)
 A sculpture of the Abduction of Ganymede? No, there's a Robert Browning quote about a man's reach should exceed his grasp.
    Phlox subulata/Creeping Phlox (KSS)
    Jeptha Homer Wade (1811-1890)
    Jeptha Wade built a number of Midwest telegraph lines and helped consolidate the telegraph industry to found Western Union in 1854. He organized the Lake View Cemetery Association and was its first president. He donated land from his private estate to the city, which is now Wade Park.
    Haserot Angel (1924) by Herman Matzen
    The Haserot Angel holds a torch upside down to symbolize an extinguished life. The Tim Burton-esque angel appears to be weeping, due to stains of weather.
    Coffin-shaped sculptures for William & Annie Wetmore
    This tombstone had so much information!
    And a clever photo in the lens of a camera
    Eliot Ness (1903-1957) (KSS)
    Eliot Ness was the leader of the legendary "Untouchables," a team of law enforcement agents organized to enforce Prohibition in Chicago and known for bringing in Al Capone. So why is he buried in Cleveland? He was appointed Safety Director for the City of Cleveland in 1935-1938 and cleaned up crime and traffic. He also unsuccessfully ran for mayor in 1947. Although he died in Pennsylvania, his ashes were scattered in one of the Lake View Cemetery ponds.
    Harvey Pekar (1939-2010) (KSS)
    Harvey Pekar was an "underground" comic book (American Splendor) writer and the headstone has his quote: "Life is about women, gigs, an' bein' creative."

    Schofield (1842-1917) Vault (KSS)
      Levi T. Scofield is best remembered for designing the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument at Public Square in downtown Cleveland.
      View of downtown Cleveland from the top of the Garfield Monument

      Sunday, May 18, 2014
      Former First Church of Christ Scientist (1931)
      Former First Church of Christ Scientist carillon
      Pink dogwood blossoms


      Thursday, May 23, 2014
      The scrawny Cornus florida/Flowering Dogwood tree

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