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Memorial Park and Calvary Cemeteries

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1936, Ray F. Wyrick. Gateway Dr. at N. Columbia Rd.
  • Chapel (Photograph by Steve C. Martens)

In addition to the typical monuments and plantings, the combined Calvary and Memorial Park cemeteries include a historic gateway and a chapel. They also exemplify the design work of landscape architect and cemetery engineer Wyrick, who consulted on WPA projects nationwide from his office in Des Moines, Iowa. Though the cemetery’s layout reflects Wyrick’s widely published recommendations, the main features are associated with the WPA crews who built the entrance gates and the delightful rubble-stone chapel in a bracketed Arts and Crafts-influenced mode.

Writing Credits

Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay


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Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay, "Memorial Park and Calvary Cemeteries", [Grand Forks, North Dakota], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of North Dakota

Buildings of North Dakota, Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015, 85-85.

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