Historical tour of Acacia mausoleums Saturday

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Acacia Memorial Park and Funeral Home in Lake Forest Park is co-sponsoring an event with the Shoreline Historical Museum. This event is a walking tour of the mausoleums at Acacia on Saturday, March 3 beginning at 11 AM in the Lakeview Mausoleum. The event is free of charge and open to the public.

The Acacia Mausoleum is a structure containing 7730 crypts and 9500 cremation niches.

Construction began on this building in 1929 with the first phases completed in 1931. The mausoleum covers 3.5 acres and is illuminated entirely by natural light. In addition to the stained glass ceilings, there are 29 massive works of stained glass throughout the building. The gothic architecture of this building is impressive.

Construction on a new mausoleum, the Lakeview Mausoleum, began in 1977. The feature of this sun-dappled two story building is a center atrium holding a Japanese garden, waterfall and reflecting pools.

The tour will highlight a number of prominent individuals from our region, including US Senators, Mayors, actors/actresses and well-known leaders of the Seattle/Shoreline/Lake Forest Park region.

An outdoor walking tour of Acacia will be held on Saturday, May 5 beginning at 11 am.

Acacia Memorial Park and Funeral Home
14951 Bothell Way NE
Seattle, WA 98155
206-362-5525

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