Sculptures of Dionicio Rodriguez at Memorial Park Cemetery (NRIS 90001867)
5668 Poplar Ave.,
Tennessee. County/parish: Shelby.
1 contributing site.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places
January 31, 1991.
- Memorial Park Cemetery (Memphis, Tennessee)
- Memorial Park Cemetery was founded in 1924 by E. Clovis Hinds on initial 54 acres (.22 km2). It is located at 5668 Poplar Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee.
Different species of trees of different ages, as well as bushes, can be found throughout the cemetery, enhancing the atmosphere of a park-like setting.
The cemetery is noted for its Crystal Shrine Grotto, a hand-built cave depicting Biblical scenes built by artist Dionicio Rodriguez.
The cemetery is owned by the private death care industry company, NorthStar Memorial Group, based in Houston. (read more...)
National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/90001867