Cremation – A Burning Question

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  The modern trend of cremation began when the Queen’s personal surgeon created the Cremation Society of England. Germans built a substantial crematorium in 1878. Two years earlier, Dr. Francis Julius Le Moyne, a noted abolitionist and free thinker, had constructed the first American crematory in Pennsylvania, where its opening became national news. The major […]

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The Da Vinci Church at Cypress Lawn

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You don’t need a code to find this memorial.

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Bad Boys of Cypress Lawn: Lucky Baldwin

He’s lucky he died a natural death.

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Who Am I? At Cypress Lawn

There are people who have money and people who are rich. ~Coco Chanel

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Mosaic Tableaux at Cypress Lawn

The idea is to die young as late as possible. ~Ashley Montagu

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Splendor in the Glass

  Tucked away in the sprawling Cypress Lawn Mausoleum located behind the administration building is some of the most magnificent stained glass in America, including 36,000 square feet of glass ceilings. When the original Cypress Lawn Cemetery offices in San Francisco were destroyed in the earthquake of 1906, founder Hamden Holmes Noble hired eminent architect […]

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Famous Cypress Lawn Residents: How Did They Perish?

Because I could not stop for Death –
He kindly stopped for me –
The Carriage held but just Ourselves –
And Immortality….
~Emily Dickinson, 1863

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Cypress Lawn History: Believe it or Not

Where we speak of beer, wine, potato chips, and the fear of being buried alive.

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The Mysterious Missing Floors at Lakeside Columbarium

A well-kept Cypress Lawn secret is revealed.

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Angels in Glass At Cypress Lawn

Colorful guardian angels protect Cypress Lawn Memorial Park.

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