Vine Street Hill Cemetery, Cincinnati Oh

There was no shortage of beautiful stone faces at Vine Street Hill Cemetery!

There was no shortage of beautiful stone faces at Vine Street Hill Cemetery!

On Sunday, my travels led me to the VineStreetHillCemetery.

Crawdad and I had passed it on the previous Sunday, but did not stop.

The name was not intended to mislead, the cemetery is certainly on a hill.  I got my exercise climbing up and down, of course, that won’t hurt me at all.

The cemetery has a beautiful little chapel that could surely use some love, the roof over the drive is falling in, and the door to the basement area is open and damaged as well.

VineStreetHillCemetery was founded in 1849, with the first burial taking place in 1850 when the cemetery was known as CarthageRoadCemetery, before the city of Cincinnati annexed the Clifton neighborhood.

The original residents were primarily German Protestants, from the churches of St. Peter and St. Paul.

There were no mausoleums here, but there was also no lack of statues.  I was enamored with all of the stone faces…

If you’re in the neighborhood, you should definitely stop by… there will always be someone waiting..

The rear view of the chapel.

The rear view of the chapel.

Anchors Aweigh!!!

Anchors Aweigh!!!

A window on the side of the chapel, peeking out from behind some shrubbery, a screen protecting it from wayward stones.

A window on the side of the chapel, peeking out from behind some shrubbery, a screen protecting it from wayward stones.

A path, untravelled, that I, of course, travelled... to the cellar of the chapel.

A path, untravelled, that I, of course, travelled… to the cellar of the chapel.

The broken entry to the cellar... disappointingly, there was nothing their exceopt the oil tank.

The broken entry to the cellar… disappointingly, there was nothing their exceopt the oil tank.

As Unchained Melody plays on...

As Unchained Melody plays on…

Plaque on the side of the chapel.

Plaque on the side of the chapel.

You can see the damage to the roof.  Notice the gate on the Mortuary door.

You can see the damage to the roof. Notice the gate on the Mortuary door.

The rear door to the chapel.

The rear door to the chapel.

Every time a bell rings...

Every time a bell rings…

I am magnetically drawn to any statue that has lost its head.

I am magnetically drawn to any statue that has lost its head.

A urban view from the top of the hill.

A urban view from the top of the hill.

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Stairway to heaven??

Stairway to heaven??

Sit and rest a spell...

Sit and rest a spell…

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Hilo, welcome to Vine Street Hill Cemetery...

Hilo, welcome to Vine Street Hill Cemetery…

The window above the entrance to the chapel.

The window above the entrance to the chapel.

I believe doors are my favorite subject!

I believe doors are my favorite subject!

The lovely Vine Street Hill chapel.

The lovely Vine Street Hill chapel.

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Stones for infants. truly, give me the shivers.  Especially ones that are this detailed.

Stones for infants. truly, give me the shivers. Especially ones that are this detailed.

Look at this sweet little face...

Look at this sweet little face…

This little face is much different than the previous one...

This little face is much different than the previous one…

Can I get a high 5!?!?

Can I get a high 5!?!?

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Was she cast without hands?

Was she cast without hands?

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Just in case you get lost.

Just in case you get lost.

~ by trippybeth on March 13, 2013.

6 Responses to “Vine Street Hill Cemetery, Cincinnati Oh”

  1. I so enjoyed your thoughts and your pictures. My grandparents and great-grandparents are buried there. I, too, enjoy the beauty that is all around this interesting cemetery

  2. That is one awesome post! If you ever get to Ireland, the cemeteries there are fascinating … markers dating to the 1300s. America is such a young country by comparison. Your photos are great!

  3. Beautiful statues! I agree with you that the infants are particularly haunting. Can you imagine how life-like they must have looked when they were new?

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