Chicago Landmarks

Rosehill Cemetery Entrance

View East into cemetery     Address: 5800 N. Ravenswood Ave.
Year Built: 1864
Architect: William W. Boyington
Date Designated a Chicago Landmark: October 16, 1980

Gate detail View West from cemetery Designed by the architect of the Old Chicago Water Tower and predating it by five years, the Rosehill Cemetery Entrance is a rare Midwestern example of castellated Gothic architecture. Many prominent Chicagoans are buried at Rosehill, which is one of the city's oldest private cemeteries. Their plots are marked by a wide variety of distinctive memorial sculptures.