Join Bob for this early Spring Photo Walk to the Elmwood Cemetery! Buried in the heart of the East Side, Elmwood offers a lush and beautiful resting place for many of Detroit's most well-known residents. The Cemetery's gardens and structures are kept beautiful through effort by the Historic Elmwood Society & Foundation. We are requesting a $5 donation be made to our tour guide to support the Foundation. You can make this donation when you get to the event. These amazing, beautiful locations require a significant amount of funding and your donation is appreciated.
This is an early spring walk! We hope to find the trees and bushes in bloom! Join us to learn about the history of Detroit in this very beautiful location!
If you are using a GPS to guide you to the Cemetery, please use the address that follows: 1200 Robert Bradby Drive, Detroit, MI 48207. From the Northern suburbs, Mapquest recommends you drive I-75 South into the City. Driving East on Jefferson for 1.2 Miles, you will turn left on McDougall, which will take you to the Cemetery Entrance. Bob's cell phone is[masked]-4859.
This is the description from the Elmwood Cemetery website:
"Historic Elmwood Cemetery is the oldest continuously operating, non-denominational cemetery in Michigan. The cemetery was established in 1846 and incorporated in 1849 as a non-profit corporation by an act of the Michigan Legislature. Founded by some of early Detroit’s leading citizens, Elmwood quickly expanded from its original 42 acres to its current size of 86 acres and became the final resting-place of tycoon and laborer alike.
Elmwood was the first fully integrated cemetery in the Midwest. A stone’s throw away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Detroit, Elmwood continues to serve the entire community without restrictions based on race or religious beliefs.
Elmwood’s park-like grounds, are composed of graceful hills and a valley surrounding a calmly flowing stream. The grounds of the cemetery were modeled after Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts and used the ideas of prominent landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted in 1890. Thanks to his vision, the cemetery is now graced with large stands of trees and roads that follow the natural slope of the land, blending with the surrounding environment and architecture, creating a haven of peace for the living to enjoy."