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Grave stone curbs

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Grave stone curbs

Sometime ago I was on a web site that talked about a street somewhere in San Francisco that was paved with or had curb stones made from old grave stones. The site had pictures but I cant find that site. Many searches later I am still looking.

So I came to the experts.

Anone know anything about this ?

I am planing to be in San Francisco sometime in Sept. and would like to visit this place.

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1. Re: Grave stone curbs

Sinbad, I'm sure someone will have more info for you, but this is what I found using the word "headstone" and "San Francisco" in Google:

sanfranciscocemeteries.com/buena_vista_a.html

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2. Re: Grave stone curbs

I'm sure sfimporter mentioned the paths in Buena Vista Park previously.

He may have more info on that.

I don't know of any other.

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There are also some areas along Crissy Field where the rip rap (shoreline armorment) is old gravestones. However, after being washed by tides for so many years, it is not immediately evident.

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4. Re: Grave stone curbs

Thanks to everyone for the info. The whole cemetery - San Francisco thing is quite interesting. Also so off the path. Looking forward to visiting these spots. Buena Vista Park looks to easy to get to, off the F line too.

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5. Re: Grave stone curbs

Buena Vista Park is paved with headstones from graveyards.

If you find yourself taking a stroll through Buena Vista Park (just about in the middle of the Castro and Haight-Ashbury districts, pay attention to the "gutters" on the paved paths.

At some point in the 1890s it was decided to move the cemeteries to Colma (the Bay Area city notorious for having more dead residents than living). While most of the bodies were said to have made it to their new resting place, their headstones didn't.

The headstones in Buena Vista Park are thought to be from the old "Lone Mountain Cemetery".

Here's an example of one that was mistakenly placed with the name and date showing:

sanfranciscocemeteries.com/images/bv7lg.jpg

Here's a pic I took last winter after a large storm washed the gutters clean.

http://www.ceramicsofeurope.com/bvp.jpg

Buena Vista Park is pretty easy to get to. If you don't want to walk up the hills, take the subway or F-line to the Church Street station and grab the #37 bus up the hill. It will take you up and up until you get to the park.

It's also very close to the Castro and the Haight if you want to combine it with other things to do.

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