Altar - Mt Auburn Cemetery, IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Death squared
N 41° 48.516 W 087° 47.479
16T E 434268 N 4628828
Quick Description: Outdoor altar in Mt Auburn Cemetery.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 1/23/2011 2:52:06 PM
Waymark Code: WMAK45
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member kdczy
Views: 4

Long Description:
This area in the S/W portion of the cemetery is the Chinese section. It is a Chinese tradition to bring food to the deceased, as well as lighting lanterns and burning spices at the gravesite.
This altar has two areas where offerings can be burnt. You can see by looking at it that is gets a lot of use.
Under one of the burning areas is a plaque that reads: In appreciation to Walter C James for his generous contribution of this temple altar. Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association.
The marble table for offerings is etched as follows: Donated by Mount Auburn Memorial Park and Funeral Home.

The graves in this area are very unique, many written in Chinese only.
Material(s): Stone

Associated Religion or Church: Not listed

Website: Not listed

Parking Coordinates: Not Listed

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