Memorial Park and Calvary Cemetery – Grand Forks ND

City:
Grand Forks, ND

Site Type:
Civic Facilities, Cemeteries

New Deal Agencies:
Work Relief Programs, Works Progress Administration (WPA)

Designer:
Ray F. Wyrick

Description

WPA Stone Structures in Memorial Park and Calvary Cemetery, in Grand Forks, North Dakota, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2010. It includes work by Ray F. Wyrick, “‘a noted cemetery landscape engineer’ from Des Moines, IA, who consulted as a WPA design advisor all over the country.” The listing includes “two sets of stone entrance gateways, one relocated set of stone entry cairns, and a stone chapel building.” It is believed that Wyrick made provided overall design of general cemetery layout and designed a reflecting pool for the cemetery, too.[1]

The nomination was described in a public hearing of the Grand Forks Historic Preservation Commission in on March 23, 2010.[1]

It was listed on the National Register on July 6, 2010, with reference number 10000424. The listed area extends from the southeast corner of the intersection of Gateway Dr and N Columbia Rd in Grand Forks.”

Source notes

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WPA_Stone_Structures_in_Memorial_Park_and_Calvary_Cemetery

Location Info


N Columbia Rd and Gateway Dr
Grand Forks, ND 58203

Coordinates: 47.93170578133964, -97.06380

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