Calvary Cemetery

Attractions, Cemeteries East LA

Established 19 years after Evergreen Cemetery in unincorporated East LA, Calvary Cemetery is a driving cemetery. The broad avenues of this Catholic burial ground are lined with polychromed statues of the stations of the cross, tucked under glass to keep them crisp. Of the monuments, angels and saviours are particularly popular.

Calvary's crown jewel is the Italian Romanesque Revival chapel, which comes complete with a dramatic angel-lined entry court that would have done Cecil B De Mille proud (even though the director would never have tolerated a crow building her nest between the wings of one of his angels).

The cool interior features pink striped marble walls, ram's head banisters and fine stained glass, and makes a suitably impressive resting place for oil magnate Edward Doheny and comic Lou Costello.


Venue name: Calvary Cemetery
Address: 4201 Whittier Blvd
Los Angeles
Cross street: at S Downey Road
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