Riverside Cemetey Sign
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Cemetery sign

Tombstone Photographs

The Riverside Cemetery is on Brighton Blvd at York St, Denver, CO 80259 (barely) in Adams County. Established in 1876 to replace the dilapidated 1859 Denver City Cemetery, Riverside is Denver's oldest active cemetery and features ornate monuments honoring Denver's leading citizens. Two prime examples are the Lester Drake log cabin by stone cutter/artist M. Rauh and the N. Addison Baker life-size horse erected by his daughter because "He loved horses more than his own blood kin."  The cemetery also features some lovely pieces of funeral art like this crucifix (back view).  In an attempt to preserve the beauty and historic value of the cemetery it was designated a National Historic District in 1994.

Questions about specific burials should be addressed to:
Riverside Cemetery Administration
5201 Brighton Boulevard
Denver, CO 80216
Phone: (303) 293-2466

The photographs in this portion of the archives were donated by:
Shelley D. Ambrosen (sda)
Kathleen Cooper (kc)
Jim Davenport (jd)
Paula K. Davis (pkd)
Dorothy Elrod (de)
Manuel Flores (mf)
Marilyn P. Goodgion (mpg)
Leona Gustafson (lg)
Steve Johnson (sj)
Sharon Julsonnet (sj)
Robert Kurtz (rk)
Deb Martin (dm)
Jane Duke McAchan (jm)
Rich O'Keefe
Kathleen Reeves (kr)
Sylvia Rodriquez (sr)
Jo Rourke (jr)
Tim Smith (ts)
Rita Timm (rt)