African American Cemeteries Forum
Re: Washington Park Cemetery - St Louis
In Response To: Washington Park Cemetery - St Louis ()
I work near the cemetery you speak of... Washington Park Cemetery 1757 Old Highway 94 South. This is located very near the St. Louis International airport. Back in 2000, the cemetery that is directly across the highway from Washington park was relocated.
Here is what I found out:
HOW THE CEMETERY WAS MOVED
WHY THE CEMETERY WAS MOVED
WHO DID THE WORK
WHEN THE WORK WAS DONE
$300,000 to $500,000
A dozen families contacted the Airport about possible locations of relatives in the park. Other families who believe relatives may have been interred at the site should contact Pearl Tibbs of Lambert Airport. Phone: (314) 551-5071.
Please note Bridgeton Memorial Park is a different cemetery than Washington Park Cemetery. Bridgeton Memorial Park was located west of Lambert Airport, while Washington Park Cemetery is located east of Lambert Airport. The last known burial in Bridgeton Memorial Park was in 1940.
Washington Park Cemetery:
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