Elmwood Cemetery (Kansas City, Missouri)

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Elmwood Cemetery
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Elmwood Cemetery (Kansas City, Missouri) is located in Missouri
Elmwood Cemetery (Kansas City, Missouri)
Elmwood Cemetery (Kansas City, Missouri) is located in the United States
Elmwood Cemetery (Kansas City, Missouri)
Location4900 Truman Rd., Kansas City, Missouri
Coordinates39°5′46″N 94°31′33″W / 39.09611°N 94.52583°W / 39.09611; -94.52583Coordinates: 39°5′46″N 94°31′33″W / 39.09611°N 94.52583°W / 39.09611; -94.52583
ArchitectKessler, George
NRHP reference #83001002
Added to NRHPJuly 28, 1983[1]

Elmwood Cemetery is a historic cemetery located at 4900 Truman Road at Van Brunt Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri. It was formally organized in 1872 and was landscaped by George Kessler. The first burial was in 1840. Notable features include the Public vault and crematorium (c. 1897), Entrance Gate and Fence (c. 1900), Kirkland B. Armour Chapel (1904, 1917), and Cemetery Office (1925).[2] It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Sherry Piland, Ellen Uguccioni, and James M. Denny (February 1983). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Elmwood Cemetery" (PDF). Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2017-03-01.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link) (includes 11 photographs from 1982)
  3. ^ "Peaceful piece of KC's past threatened". Kansas City Star. April 11, 2007. Archived from the original on September 27, 2007. Retrieved December 31, 2015.

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