Points of Interest

As a tourist destination, The Lake View Cemetery offers a variety of walking, bus, and self-guided tours. Among the tour topics are geology, architecture, horticulture, nature, animals, and history. In addition, there are picnic sites and hiking trails. Some of the well-known points of interest include:

The Garfield Monument

  • Open April 1 - November 19, seven days a week, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Both buildings are staffed with interpretive guides during open hours.
  • Dedicated in 1890 to honor James A. Garfield, 20th President of the United States
  • 180' tall, 154 steps
  • Architect — George Keller
  • Caskets of the President and his wife, Lucretia, are displayed for viewing
  • Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Wade Chapel

  • Open April 1 - November 19, seven days a week, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Both buildings are staffed with interpretive guides during open hours.
  • Built in honor of Jeptha Wade, founder of the Western Union Telegraph Company and first president of The Lake View Cemetery Association
  • Made of granite from Barre, VT with an interior and window by Louis Comfort Tiffany studios
  • Architect — Hubbell & Benes
  • Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Rockefeller Monument

  • Erected to honor the family of John Davison Rockefeller, financier and philanthropist, founder of Standard Oil Company
  • 65' tall; 357,680 lbs.
  • Made of one piece of granite, the largest piece ever quarried for memorialization purposes in Barre, Vermont

Community Mausoleum

  • Dedicated in April, 1990
  • 1148 crypts, 928 niches
  • Contemporary architecture
  • Architects — Harley Ellington Pierce Yee Associates, Inc., Southfield, Michigan
  • Builders — Carbone Construction

Lake View Cemetery Dam (Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District Project)

  • Dedicated in 1978
  • The largest concrete-poured dam east of the Mississippi at the time
  • 500' across, 60' above grade, 30' below grade
  • Holds 80M gallons storm water

For more information, go to our web site at www.lakeviewcemetery.com or call Mary Krohmer, Director of Community Relations, at (216) 421-2687, or e-mail at mkrohmer@lakeviewcemetery.com.