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Fairmount Cemetery, Denver

4.6
#14 of 15 in Historic Sites in Denver
Fairmount Cemetery in Denver, Colorado was founded in 1890 and is Denver's second oldest operating cemetery after Riverside Cemetery. It was designed by German landscape architect Reinhard Schuetze. The cemetery is 280 acres with over 3800 trees.
The cemetery contains many fine monuments, including works by Robert Garrison, John Paulding, Arnold Ronnebeck, Pompeo Coppini and others.
The cemetery also contains 3 structures which have been designated as official historic landmarks by the City of Denver: the Little Ivy Chapel, the Gate Lodge, and the Fairmount Mausoleum. The Little Ivy Chapel and the Gate Lodge were both constructed in 1890, the year the cemetery opened, and were designed by architect Henry Ten Eyck Wendell. The Fairmount Mausoleum, constructed in 1929 and opened in 1930, was designed by architects Frederick E. Mountjoy and Francis W. Frewan.
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  • I took the last tour of the 2019 season last night. It was the History Mystery tour starting from the Ivy Chapel. Hosted by the Fairmount History Foundation, it was wonderful. The tour began with...  more »
  • This cemetery is beautiful. It is along the highland trail that cuts through Denver so you can walk around inside. It has so many beautifully sculpted headstones and old military sections dedicated...  more »
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  • A beautiful and restful cemetery that any student of history should visit. There are many elegantly carved headstones in this large cemetery. The trees and animals that can be seen in the area make it a very natural place of repose. It's easy to see that those buried here are well taken care of by the staff of Fairmount and that even the oldest tombs are protected with love.
  • When my family first bought the plot, it was a lovely place. Now, this is not the place to bury your loved ones. They frequently don't cut the grass but when they do they get the cut grass all over the headstones. Half of the grass is dying anyways and there are weeds everywhere. We were having a memorial service here in July and we asked them to cut the grass at our plot so it looked nice for our family. They didn't even fulfill our request. Anytime that we've worked with the people here they have been very unhelpful and rude even. They just don't ever seem like they even care. It looks nice when you first drive in but don't be fooled.

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