Trails and Treasures Home Page  Road Trips  Buffalo, NW Pennsylvania, NE Ohio (May, 2006)

Forest Lawn Cemetery

"Founded in 1849, with more than 152,000 residents at its 269 acres, Forest Lawn is one of America’s premier historic cemeteries."  http://www.forest-lawn.com/

To see just a sampling of the notable sculptures and mausoleums takes several hours, so plan accordingly and stop at the reception center to get a map.  Among the highlights are Red Jacket, the Blocker Memorial, the "Little Girl", Phelps Monument, and the only publicly-accessible memorial designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.  (Designed in 1928, Wright's Blue Sky was not built until 2004.)

Red Jacket Blocher Memorial Interior of Blocher Memorial

 

Blue Sky Memorial Blue Sky Memorial Mirror Lake and the Little Girl

 

Little Girl Phelps Memorial One of many children's graves