Saturday, July 16, 2005

Glenwood Cemetery

Glenwood Cemetery at 2525 Washington Avenue is one of the most awe-inspiring places in Houston, that is, if opulent monuments to the very wealthy and very deceased happen to inspire your awe.

Sometimes referred to as the "Necropolis of the Metropolis," Glenwood was built in 1871 by Alfred Whitaker.

Although the cemetery is populated with names familiar to Houstonians - Allen, Binz, Settegast, and Rice, to name a few, its most famous resident is, by far, a reportedly-strange fellow named Howard Hughes.

Glenwood also is home to one of the finest live oaks in Texas, which really must be seen to be believed.

2 Comments:

Blogger mick said...

I've been planning on going there this summer...that oak tree seals it. I must see that in person.

9:26 AM  
Blogger gary said...

awesome, I wonder if they have any spaces left?

6:34 PM  

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