Glenwood Cemetery has lengthy provided a serene and pastoral ultimate resting position for plenty of of Houston's civic leaders and ancient figures. In Houston's Silent Garden, Suzanne Turner and Joanne Seale Wilson demonstrate the tale of this superbly wooded and landscaped preserve's development—a tale that also is a great deal entwined with the historical past of Houston.
In 1871, recuperating from Reconstruction, a bunch of innovative electorate spotted that Houston wanted a brand new cemetery on the fringe of the significant urban. Embracing the picturesque aesthetic that had swept throughout the japanese Seaboard, the founders of Glenwood chosen land alongside Buffalo Bayou and built Glenwood. on the grounds that then, the cemetery's monuments have memorialized the lives of a few of the city's best citizens (Allen, Baker, Brown, Clayton, Cooley, Cullinan, Farish, Hermann, pastime, residence, Hughes, Jones, legislation, Rice, Staub, Sterling, Weiss, and Wortham, between many others). The monuments additionally show off the artistry and craftsmanship of a few of the region's most interesting sculptors and artisans.
followed by means of the breathtaking images of Paul Hester, this ebook chronicles the cemetery's origins from its inception in 1871 to the current day.
during the tale of Glenwood, readers will delight in many of the typical gains that formed Houston's evolution and also will start to comprehend the forces of urbanization that located Houston to develop into the important group it really is today.
Houston's Silent Garden is a must-read for these attracted to Houston civic and neighborhood heritage, structure, and concrete planning.