AKA: Forest Lawn Memorial-Park and Mausoleums, Glendale, CA

Structure Type: built works - religious structures - cemeteries

Designers: Hansen, Frederick A., Landscape Architect (firm); Frederick A. Hansen (landscape architect)

Dates: constructed 1916-1917

1712 South Glendale Avenue
Glendale, CA 91205-3320

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Dr. Hubert L. Easton commissioned Frederick A. Hansen to lay out a scenic, walkable park, uncluttered with monuments. An article, "Eaton, Dr. Hubert," in Who's Who in California, (Los Angeles: Who's Who Historical Society, 1956), p. 2 noted of Forest Lawn's founder, Eaton: "[He] originated 'The Memorial-Park Plan' (1916) which has revolutionized cemetary development throughout the world (bronze tablets set level with the lawn are substituted for tombstones)."

Eaton was concerned with including strategically-placed works of art around the cemetery, but not to clutter the landscape with tombstones and other monuments.

PCAD id: 1901