Cemetery Entrance Archway


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Cemetery Entrance Archway

Joseph Ireland came to Cleveland after the Civil War in 1865 and very rapidly became a renowned architect. His clients included many of the wealthiest citizens. Ireland designed some of the mansions along "Millionaire's Row" and a variety of commercial and institutional buildings. He was commissioned by the City of Cleveland to design the entrance archway at the Erie Street Cemetery. That design was used at Monroe Street Cemetery also and the entrance archway was completed in 1874. It is done in a Gothic Revival Style and is constructed of sandstone. By the time the archway was built the cemetery was known as Monroe Street Cemetery. The cemetery name is visible along the sides of the steep central arch.

Image Courtesy of Alan Fodor.


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