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Since 1860, Graceland Cemetery has been the focus of architects and planners – so much so that it’s usually defined by its association with and final resting place of many members of the renowned style of the Chicago School of Architecture. Graceland also shines historically, having attracted many of Chicago’s most prominent families and some of the world’s most famous citizens. The list of famous, as well as infamous, Chicagoans is so impressive, we’re pleased to help you get to know many of them here on our website.

To help you locate many of Graceland’s famous Chicagoans and identify their monuments and the architects and designers who created them, you can pick up a free map at the Cemetery office, or click here to print a copy.

The Cemetery of Architects

Monuments and Their Makers

Public Figures and Private Eyes

Baseball and Boxing Greats

Merchants and Inventors

Who the Dickens is That?