Was Rosehill Supposed to be Roe’s Hill?

The proper name of Rosehill Cemetery is up to some debate. Though most official paperwork gives it as a single word, Rosehill, it’s not uncommon to see it written as Rose Hill. And several popular stories claim that the name was supposed to be Roe’s Hill, and only a clerical error resulted in the name we Read More…

The Pinkerton Detectives at Graceland Cemetery

Today, I’ve launched a new podcast, Cemetery Mixtape, which will feature cool stories about interesting graves, with original songs by musical guests. Check it out! It’s been a lot of fun doing research on stories that take me outside of Chicago a bit; upcoming episodes revolve around graves in places like Nashville, Washington DC, and Read More…

Some New Hull House Information

Charles Hull’s monument at Rose Hill. When the grounds were dedicated in the late 1850s, many prominent citizens stayed after the ceremonies to pick out their plots. Being so close to the gate, I assume that Charles was one of them. While I was the University of Chicago library today, I ran across an 1867 book Read More…