Grandfather cedar. Easily the most magnificent tree in Lakeview, a cemetery that is littered with magnificent trees. Old growth. Sits on the crest of the second hill.
The Rhodes. This small charnel house (can I fairly call it that?) matches the department store that the Rhodes built in downtown Seattle. That department store later became Frederick & Nelson and is now Nordstrom. The Rhodes also built a Greek revival home along 10th Avenue, just down the street from here. All three structures match.
My grama pointed this out to me on one of our many visits to Lakeview together.
Bruce and Brandon Lee, unquestionably the most popular denizens of Lakeview Cemetery in Seattle.
They’re rarely without a visitor or two, and their graves are covered in coins and flowers and notes.
A pioneer. Nestled near Henry Yesler and Princess Angelina. Otherwise unmarked.
Chief Sealth’s (aka Seattle) daughter Princess Angelina is buried under a rough stone near “her good friend Henry Yesler” as her marker reads. When I was a kid we lived along Angelina Avenue in Suquamish, just off Agate Pass.
The poet Denise Levertov's grave. I've written of this stone before »