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Riverside Land Company Cemetery - Spokane, WA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters
N 47° 39.620 W 117° 27.968
11T E 465000 N 5278654
Quick Description: Ricerside Cemetery is on North Government Way, across the road from Greenwood Cemetery on the western edge of Spokane.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 12/23/2013 1:12:59 PM
Waymark Code: WMJRB9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
Originally the Riverside Land Company, the cemetery was originally a park, established in 1907. On November 27, 1914, Riverside Park Cemetery Association was established and the Olmstead Brothers firm was engaged to design the cemetery. A very beautiful setting, it now incorporates many memorials, including Firefighter and Police Memorials, a 911 Memorial, a rose garden flanked by much stonework and a columbarium, various veteran and war memorials, mausoleums, both public and private, and a bell tower containing the 1871 bell on loan from St. John's Cathedral.

The cemetery also contains the remains of several of Spokane's Pioneering Families. In 1971 it joined the Fairmount Memorial Association to become one of seven cemeteries associated with that group. There is also a funeral home and crematorium, Heritage Funeral Home, on site.

Type of Public Space: Cemetery

Job Number: 05813

Architect: Frederick and/or John Charles Olmsted of Olmsted Brothers

Visit Instructions:
There are no specific visit requirements, however telling about your visit is strongly encouraged. Additional photos of the park to add to the gallery are also nice, but not required. Pictures with a GPS or you in them is highly discouraged.
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