Where is Lake View cemetery?
Bordering: University Circle, situated in Cleveland, East Cleveland and Cleveland Heights
Entrances: Cleveland entrance at Euclid Avenue; Cleveland Heights entrance at Mayfield and Kenilworth Roads
Address: 12316 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106-4393
Telephone: (216) 421-2665 Fax: (216) 421-2415
Web Page: www.lakeviewcemetery.com
E-mail: info@lakeviewcemetery.com
How big is Lake View?
285 acres; over 65 acres remaining for future development (enough room for the next 100 years!)
How old is Lake View?
Founded in 1869, Lake View celebrates its 141st anniversary in 2010.
How many are buried at Lake View?
Over 105,000 people, with burials at the rate of approximately 700 per year, including cremation, entombments and casket burials.
Who can be buried at Lake View?
Anyone – regardless of race, religion, gender or economic status.
Who owns the cemetery and how is it governed?
It is a private, not-for-profit association of lot owners with a volunteer Board of Trustees.
What makes Lake View a rural garden cemetery?
Lake View Cemetery was modeled after the great garden cemeteries of Victorian England and France. It was developed 5 miles from town in a rural arboretum setting and designed to integrate landscapes with memorial sculpture and architecture.
Why the name “Lake View?”
Even though the cemetery is 6 miles inland, there are spectacular views of Lake Erie, one of the five Great Lakes. Two small lakes are also located on the grounds.
What is our association with “Little Italy”?
Italian gardeners and stonecutters immigrated to Cleveland for employment at the cemetery. They built homes on the hill next to the cemetery because it was close and reminded them of their native land.
When is Lake View open?
The grounds are open every day of the year from 7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
The office is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 am-5:00 p.m., and Saturday 8:30 am-5:00 p.m.
When are the Garfield Monument and Wade Chapel open?
The Garfield Monument and Wade Chapel are open daily, April 1st through November 19th, from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Both buildings are staffed with interpretive guides during these hours.