29 December 2008

Grant's Tomb at Greenwood Memorial Park

Did you know that Ulysses S. Grant is buried in Greenwood Memorial Park in San Diego?




The stone just says "Grant." The Historical Walking Tour handout obtained from Greenwood says:

"Ulysses S. Grant, Jr. (1852-1929): The son of President Ulysses S. Grant came to the San Diego area in 1893 for his wife's health. He was active in real estate and promoting the San Diego area. He built the U.S. Grant Hotel as a memorial to his father. The bronze Angel of Death is the work of Henry Lukeman, a prominent eastern sculptor who had studied with Daniel Chester French (Sculptor of the Lincoln figure in the Lincoln Memorial). The stone was cast in 1911. Henry Lukeman later worked on the Stone Mountain Memorial in Georgia."

A biography of Ulysses S. Grant, Jr. is available on the San Diego Historical Society web site here. Wikipedia has a biography here. More information about the man and his gravestone, including a picture of the other side, is on the FindAGrave site here.

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Diane Wright said...

I am going to spend a weekend at that Greenwood Park, sounds wonderful. Just a hop from here.Thanks for sharing.

Judith Richards Shubert said...

Enjoyed this post about Grant's tomb. Thanks for sharing it.

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