#TBT: Ogle the Architecture + Meet the Immortal Souls of Oakland's Mountain View Cemetery


This might sound odd, but we do enjoy a day in the cemetery.

Not just any cemetery, but the historic Frederick Law Olmsted–designed Mountain View Cemetery, in the foothills of Oakland and Piedmont. Not only is this place incredibly beautiful, you will recognize the names of many of its residents, whose monikers grace many a street and landmark throughout the Bay Area. Take a visual journey behind the gates of this 154-year-old piece of history, and into our day with the dead.

(Courtesy of Slate.com)

The main mausoleum is exquisite in its beauty. Notable residents inside include Hoover Dam builder and Kaiser-Permanente namesake Henry J. Kaiser, Victor "Trader Vic" Bergeron, Chinese-American banker T.A. Soong, Oakland Tribune publisher and former U.S. Senator William F. Knowland, and Warren Bechtel, founder of Bechtel Corporation.

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