Test Your Cypress Lawn IQ

How much do you really know about your favorite Memorial Park?

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The Radical Firebrand of Cypress Lawn

A story of radical politics, San Francisco labor agitation, a famous bombing, a trumped-up conviction, the international campaign for justice, a dramatic pardon, and the bittersweet conclusion.

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The Eccentric Belle of Cypress Lawn

If a lady ever deserved to be called “hot,” it was “Firebelle Lil.”

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The Accidental Philanthropist

  Imagine this. Your father is one of the wealthiest men in America. You’re twenty-five and madly in love. Said father says: “She’s only interested in my money, not you. Anyone who wants to marry you is really gold digging my fortune. If you ever are stupid enough to get married, I will disown you!” […]

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Cypress Lawn Crossword Puzzle

The nice thing about doing a crossword puzzle is, you know there is a solution. ~ Stephen Sondheim, composer and lyricist

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Earth Angel

    There are no fifty acres in the world more angelic than the East side of Cypress Lawn Memorial Park. What is even more remarkable is that with few exceptions, we do not know exactly who executed these handcrafted stone masterpieces. They were commissioned from local monument makers and produced by anonymous, mostly Italian […]

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Babylon At Cypress Lawn

Beach Blanket Babylon has been running continuously to sold-out audiences in San Francisco since June 1974. That earns it the distinction of the longest running musical revue in theatre history. The San Francisco Chronicle described the show’s roots as a combination of “Vegas lounge acts, the Follies Bergere, God Rush-era extravaganzas, English music halls, a […]

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Celebration of Bacchus: The Signorello Memorial

There are many winemakers at rest at Cypress Lawn, but only one revels in the legendary glory of the grape.

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Cypress Lawn Blog: THE INCREDIBLE DOORS OF CYPRESS LAWN

  Most mausoleums at Cypress Lawn were built between 1870 and 1920. No two are alike. Nor are their doors. Each was cast in bronze,¬†designed specifically for the mausoleum, and are one of a kind. By the way, you might notice that some structures contain dates before the founding of Cypress Lawn in 1892. They […]

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Cypress Lawn Blog: The Great Pyramid Of Wisdom At Cypress Lawn

  ¬†   Many have gazed with wonderment at the Whittell monument in Cypress Lawn. Six feet square at the base and equal in height, it is a miniature of Egyptian pyramids. On it sloping surfaces, Hugh Whittell had chiseled a poetic (and likely embellished) history of his travels on one side and his philosophy […]

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