Remaining Vestiges




Although the Couch Tomb is the only remaining vestige occupying its original site within the City Cemetery, other cemetery artifacts that were transferred from today's Lincoln Park grounds to Chicago's so-called rural cemeteries can still be found.

Perhaps the most notable remnant from the City Cemetery is the memorial to Frances M. Pearce and her daughter Frances, commissioned by Horatio O. Stone in 1856. That monument is presented in the menu item, above.

Also above, along with a completely unsubstantiated theory, I present the Graceland Cemetery rubble wall.

On the right, is a selection of headstones I found while walking through the Graceland, Rosehill, Oakwoods, and Calvary cemeteries. It is possible that the stones came from the City and Catholic Cemeteries. If the headstone is newer than 1859, the image is presented because the person whose name is memorialized on the monument is known to have been reinterred from the City Cemetery.
GRACELAND CEMETERY

ROSEHILL CEMETERY

OAK WOODS CEMETERY

CALVARY CEMETERY

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