|Grounds and sample mausoleum; a Harroun|
family in-ground plaque; pink-flowered
horse chestnut; the Ottawa river; a
home for ducklings.
My friend Teddy and I had a lovely stroll through the park-like setting this morning, up with the birds, lots of them. We needed a "birder" to identify them, and in fact the Cemetery does offer "birder tours," among many others. These programs keep hope alive.
To this day, Woodlawn embodies and reflects the vision of its founders and its first superintendent, horticulturalist Frank Eurich.
|Teddy with assistant director|
Patty Toneff in front of
unique Gothic administration
building with famed bell tower,
which still tolls the arrival of
There are 42 mausoleums of many designs, many classical with Greek and Roman columns and flourishes, many with original Tiffany windows (which the
Woodlawn abounds in wonderful funereal art and architecture. Some memorials are unique, like the cement tree stumps popular in their day (Teddy is viewing one at left), or the large pyramid of stones from around the world built to honor John Gunckle, founder of the Toledo Newsboys Association.