Forest Lawn Glendale
The cemetery property that has been a Southern California landmark since 1906, Forest Lawn Glendale was created by Dr. Hubert Eaton with the idea to defy the traditional perception of a cemetery as a place of sorrow, and instead create a cemetery property that was “as unlike other cemeteries as sunshine is unlike darkness.”
Dr. Eaton clearly succeeded in his goal; the cemetery property includes a world-famous art museum, am amazing statuary which contains almost 1,500 statues, and the Hall of the Crucifixion-Resurrection, which holds two of the largest religious themed paintings in the western hemisphere. In fact, the cemetery property is so beautiful that it has become an incredibly popular site to be married.
Forest Lawn Glendale is one of the most popular cemetery properties in Los Angeles, and is the resting spot of countless celebrities. Nicknamed the “New World’s Westminster Abbey”, Clara Bow, Humphrey Bogart, Nat King Cole, Sammy Davis Jr., W. C. Fields, Clark Gable, Elizabeth Taylor, and most recently, Jerry Buss, are just a few of the hundreds of celebrities that have been laid to rest in the Glendale Forest Lawn.
Forest Lawn Glendale also has three non-sectarian chapels on property, each an exact replica of a famous European church. One of these replicas on the cemetery property, The Wee Kirk o’ the Heather, was even the location of former president Ronald Reagan’s first marriage.
The museum at the Glendale Forest Lawn first opened in 1957 includes both permanent pieces as well as regularly hosting rotating exhibits. Some of the pieces included in the permanent collection are William Bougereau’s Song of the Angels, over 1000 pieces of stained glass artwork, bronze sculptures, exact replicas of the British crown jewels, and a statue from Easter Island.
Because of its popularity, plots in the Forest Lawn Glendale cemetery property are worth quite a bit, which makes Bayer Cemetery Brokers the ideal way to find a discounted cemetery plot or to sell a plot.