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Anchorage Memorial Park

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Established  1915
Type  Public and private
Founded  1915
Owner  Anchorage
Location  Anchorage, Alaska
Size  22 acres (8.9 ha)
Phone  +1 907-343-6814
Anchorage Memorial Park
Country  United States of America
Owned by  Municipality of Anchorage
Address  535 E 9th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501, USA

Anchorage Memorial Park is a 22-acre (89,000 m2) cemetery located in Anchorage, Alaska, USA. Covering nine city blocks, the cemetery separates the city's downtown and Fairview neighborhoods.

The cemetery was established by President Woodrow Wilson in 1915 as part of the Anchorage townsite, one of a number of land reserves set aside for public facilities for the new town. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1993, recognizing its status as Anchorage's oldest cemetery.

From approximately 1954 to 1986, a public housing complex called Willow Park occupied the half-blocks of the cemetery site adjacent to Ninth Avenue and Fairbanks Street. The buildings were razed to allow for expansion of the cemetery. All that remains is the complex's maintenance building, taken over for the same purpose by the cemetery.

Notable burials

Lorene Harrison is buried in the pioneer area of the park.

References

Anchorage Memorial Park Wikipedia


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