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Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago: 7 reviews and 19 photos
We visited Rosehill as part of the Great Places and Spaces weekend, I thought we were getting a tour of the cemetery grounds but instead it was a tour of the indoor mausoleum so someday we'll have to go back and see the rest of the cemetery. The cemetery is located at the corner of Bryn Mawr and Western, not too far from the Lincoln Square neighborhood.
The mausoleum is the final resting place of many men that Chicagoans are familiar with, John G. Shedd, the founder of the Shedd Aquarium; Aaron Montgomery Ward, the man who started up Montgomery Ward's as a catalog business and the reason why Grant Park is free of buildings; Richard Sears, a competitor of Montgomery Ward's in the catalog business; several members of the Florsheim shoe family, Jack Brickhouse, the announcer for the Chicago Cubs; and former Illinois Governor Richard Ogilvie.
During the cemetery's opening hours, you are free to enter the mausoleum, the only thing I found of real interest here was some of the beautiful stained glass windows inside some of the family crypts, of special note was that of Shedd's which was designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany.
The cemetery grounds are quite extensive, it is the largest cemetery in Chicago at 350 acres and at least twice as big as Graceland Cemetery but if you only have time to visit one cemetery, make it Graceland. The attached website shows some of the famous people who are buried at Rosehill, the only grave we saw was that of Charles Hull from which Hull House in Chicago takes it's name.
Address: 5800 N Ravenswood Ave
Phone: 1 773-561-5940
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