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    Directional signs begin on Washington Avenue near Heights Blvd.

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    Houston TX - Olivewood Cemetery Baker Angel
    TE photo, February 2011

    Olivewood's Centerpiece Angel
    Monument to dentist Milton Baker erected by his wife.

    Houston TX - Olivewood Cemetery historical marker
    TE photo, February 2011

    Olivewood Cemetery Historical Marker

    Houston TX - Historic Olivewood Cemetery overview
    TE photo, February 2011
    View from the NW corner. Downtown Houston can be seen in the background (right) behind parked trucks of Grocer's Supply Co.
    Houston TX - Olivewood Cemetery Iron Gate
    TE photo, October 2010
    Iron gating from 2010
    Houston TX - Olivewood Cemetery Annie Josey Tombstone
    TE photo, February 2011

    "Queen of the Neches Chamber
    4791 Beaumont, Texas"
    Unearthed by the NCCC Team in February of 2011

    Houston TX - Olivewood Cemetery  Hackberry Tree and Tombstone
    TE photo, February 2011
    A tombstone firmly held by Hackberry trees
    Houston TX - Olivewood Cemetery  Masonic Veteran
    TE photo, February 2011
    WWI Veteran showing Masonic Membership
    Houston TX - Olivewood Cemetery molded concrete tombstone
    TE photo, February 2011
    Many concrete tombstones had their inscriptions formed by a mold (examples above and below).
    Houston TX - Olivewood Cemetery Odd Fellow tombstone
    TE photo, February 2011
    Another molded tombstone, this one with indented sides, shows the three-linked chain symbol of the International Order of Odd Fellows.
    Houston TX - Olivewood Cemetery Prof coleman tombstone
    TE photo, February 2011
    Academic or piano player? "Professor" was once used for both. A very small stone - about one foot tall.
    Houston TX - Olivewood Cemetery,Reverend A.F. Jackson, murdered
    TE photo, February 2011
    The Reverend A.F. Jackson was "Murdered at Dallas, Texas (December 12, 1889)"
    Houston TX - Olivewood Cemetery Rev Henry Stewart Grave
    TE photo, February 2011
    Vandalized tombstone of the Reverend Henry Stewart of Greenville, Kentucky. "Gone before us, oh, our Father, to the spirit land."
    Houston TX - Olivewood Cemetery Baker Angel
    TE photo, February 2011
    The Baker Angel (detail)
    Houston TX - Olivewood Cemetery Baker Monument Base
    TE photo, October 2010
    Base of Baker Monument
    Houston TX - Olivewood Cemetery Second  Angel
    TE photo, February 2011
    Olivewood Cemetery's "Second" Angel
    Houston TX - Olivewood Cemetery Missing Angel
    TE photo, October 2010
    Missing statue from 2010 visit
    Houston TX - Olivewood Cemetery -  King Grave site
    TE photo, October 2010
    King gravesite from 2010 visit
    Houston TX - Olivewood Cemetery - root damage
    TE photo, February 2011
    Broken grave curbing caused by unmaintained growth
    Houston TX - Olivewood Cemetery, Aparil 2008 sign
    TE photo, February 2011
    The homemade sign was erected in April of 2008.
    Houston TX - Olivewood Cemetery guidlines
    TE photo, February 2011
    "...under the guidelines of the THC."
    Houston TX - Historic Olivewood Cemetery Sign
    "Directional signs begin on Washington Avenue near Heights Blvd." TE photo, February 2011
    A Visit to Houstonís Olivewood Cemetery
    © John Troesser
    February 14, 2011

  • A Visit to Houstonís Olivewood Cemetery
    Long forgotten, this seven-acre piece of ground is the final resting place of some of Houstonís most prominent Black citizens from the 1870s through the 1930s... Proclaimed a Historic Cemetery in 2006... more

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