This weekend I visited an authentically Cleveland spot that had somehow eluded me up until now: Lake View Cemetery.
Nestled near Little Italy, Lake View Cemetery is a gorgeous spot to take a stroll and pick up some Cleveland history at the same time.
The grounds are lovely and winding, with lots of foliage and wildflowers (I need to go back in the Spring to see Daffodil Hill.)
Oh, and the grounds are pup-friendly, too!
There are so many interesting spots to see…
And there are lots of famous Cleveland residents buried in Lake View Cemetery: John D. Rockefeller…
…Carl B. Stokes, Zelma W. George, Harvey Pekar, Eliot Ness…
…Alan Freed and more.
While you’re there, you can also see the Moonlight in the Gates exhibition, which feature photos taken throughout 2018 during each full moon. The photos are beautiful and haunting.
Cleveland used to be a bastion of industry and wealth and Lake View Cemetery certainly pays homage to that time. It’s also just a quiet, peaceful, beautiful place for a walk. And while Wade Chapel and Garfield Memorial are closed during Covid-19, there is still plenty of authentic Cleveland history to see and enjoy at Lake View Cemetery.