Woodlawn Cemetery is not a gloomy, depressing place. Set on 400 acres in the wooded hills of the north Bronx, it’s full of interesting sculpture, magnificent trees, beautiful grounds, and yes, graves of famous people. Must go back in the Spring.
Lots of downed trees and other damage from super-storm Sandy.
Author of Moby Dick
Nineteenth century financier, one of the Robber Barons, his tomb is a miniature Parthenon
One of Woodlawn’s six designated “Great Trees”
Isidor Strauss, co-owner of Macy’s, and his wife, Isa Strauss, were lost on the Titanic in 1912. James Gamble Rogers deigned the mausoleum, not to be confused with the memorial in Strauss park, at 105th and Broadway.
Even in death, Mile Davis is flashy …
… while Duke Ellington is modest and understated.
The type and color of the stone, as well as the style of construction, look just like Harkness Tower at Yale University.