Memorial Park Cemetery (Memphis, Tennessee)

Cemetery in Memphis, Tennessee

Sculptures of Dionicio Rodriguez at Memorial Park Cemetery
Crystal Shrine Grotto.jpg
Entrance to the Crystal Shrine Grotto
Memorial Park Cemetery (Memphis, Tennessee) is located in Tennessee
Memorial Park Cemetery (Memphis, Tennessee)
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Memorial Park Cemetery (Memphis, Tennessee) is located in the United States
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LocationMemphis, Tennessee
Coordinates35°6′30.48″N 89°52′25.05″W / 35.1084667°N 89.8736250°W / 35.1084667; -89.8736250Coordinates: 35°6′30.48″N 89°52′25.05″W / 35.1084667°N 89.8736250°W / 35.1084667; -89.8736250
ArchitectRodriguez, Dionicio
Architectural styleConcrete construction, imitating wood and natural rock. Artificial rock formations with caves.
NRHP reference No.90001867[1]
Added to NRHPJanuary 31, 1991
Pond and fountain next to the Crystal Shrine Grotto

Memorial Park Cemetery was founded in 1924 by E. Clovis Hinds on initial 54 acres (.22 km2).[2] It is located at 5668 Poplar Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee.

Different species of trees of different ages, as well as bushes, can be found throughout the cemetery, enhancing the atmosphere of a park-like setting.

The cemetery is noted for its Crystal Shrine Grotto, a hand-built cave depicting Biblical scenes built by artist Dionicio Rodriguez.

The cemetery is owned by the private death care industry company, NorthStar Memorial Group, based in Houston.

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