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Houston's Silent Garden: Glenwood Cemetery, 1871-2009 (Sara and John Lindsey Series in the Arts and Humanities) Hardcover – March 22, 2010

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". . . establishes Glenwood Cemetery's historical significance in terms of Houston and Texas history, nineteenth-century American urban development, nineteenth-century American landscape history, funerary architecture, and horticulture. . . will also exert a wider appeal to scholars in the fields of the history of landscape architecture, nineteenth-century studies, and American studies. . . an outstanding work of research and interpretation and will be an immensely valuable contribution to scholarship on the history of Houston."--Stephen Fox, Fellow, Anchorage Foundation of Texas
(Stephen Fox Fellow, Anchorage Foundation of Texas 2009-04-23)

"This book tells the story of the famous Glenwood Cemetery, an inspiring  garden park containing much of Houston's history. It is one of the few remaining landmarks of early Houston. Among its beautiful flowers and trees is one of Texas' largest Live Oak trees. Glenwood's cemetery records, inscriptions on its impressive tombstones, and historical markers provide a treasure of genealogic information about our families and leaders. Buried here among the famous are one of the Allen brothers who founded Houston, many of the cities' first citizens, a president of the Texas Republic, several governors of Texas, and heroes of the Texas Revolution, the Civil War, and World War I & II."--Mavis P. Kelsey, M.D.
(Mavis P. Kelsey M.D.)

“The story of Houston can be told through histories of those buried at Glenwood Cemetery. From the ‘mother of Houston,’ as Charlotte Marie Allen is known, to Judge Roy Hofheinz, the father of the Astrodome, Glenwood houses the graves of hearty men and women who founded and shaped this great city along Buffalo Bayou. Houston’s Silent Garden is a superb history of this cemetery, one that takes the reader beyond the names of those buried there. The book introduces us to the bucolic setting that continues to be what its founders intended when they created it 137 years ago—a beautiful garden that my life-long friend Carrington Weems says seems to reach ‘up to the heavens’ on starry nights. As a native Houstonian, whose grandfather served as the cemetery’s president for a quarter of a century, I am gratified that Suzanne Turner and Joanne Seale Wilson have written this wonderful book.”—James A Baker, III, 61st U.S. Secretary of State

(James A Baker, III, 61st U.S. Secretary of State)

"Glenwood Cemetery has been an important part of Houston since its creation in the years after the Civil War. This ‘silent garden’ west of downtown became the burial place of many prominent Houstonians. This beautiful book by Suzanne Turner, Joanne Seale Wilson, and with photographs by Paul C. Hester tells the story of both the people who founded Glenwood and many of the people who are buried there. In so doing, it also tells an interesting, engaging part of the story of Houston.”—Joseph Pratt, Cullen Professor of History & Business, University of Houston

(Joseph Pratt, Cullen Professor of History & Business, University of Houston)

"Houston's heart and heritage can be traced through the winding paths of Glenwood Cemetery. It's nice to see the story of this remarkable place and the people who came to rest there in such caring and careful hands. The garden may be silent, but the authors have given it a voice, and anyone who really wants to know Houston should listen."-- Mayor Bill White, Mayor of Houston
(Mayor Bill White Mayor of Houston, Texas)

"Houston’s Silent Garden eloquently describes Glenwood Cemetery, one of the city’s many unexplored treasures. Landscape historians Suzanne Turner and Joanne Wilson excavated sparse and inaccessible original resources to explore terrain as yet ignored by historians of the city. Turner and Wilson place their discoveries in the larger context of Houston’s economic expansion and relate Glenwood to the broad story of park design and cemetery development in the United States. Paul Hester’s sensitive photographs and the generous addition of archival images and cemetery maps give visual beauty to this journey though time. The book relates Glenwood’s institutional history, explains its development as a burial ground, gives detailed analysis of the monuments and sculpture, provides biographies of many who rest there, lists officers and directors, and names tree and bird species found at the site. Whether your interest is urban history, horticulture, genealogy, open space, or preservation, you will want this permanent record of Glenwood’s serene landscape in your library."--Kate S. Kirkland, author, The Hogg Family and Houston: Philanthropy and the Civic Ideal  
(Kate Kirkland)

"This book is about many things: Glenwood's place in the history of landscape design; the changing design of the monuments that embellish the grounds, and how evolving aesthetics relate the broader societal change; the people involved in the cemetery's creation and enlargement over time, and how newer parts of the cemetery incorporate different landscape aesthetics than the older ones; the individuals buried there; and Glenwood's place in Houston's history. [The authors] have done well in placing Glenwood within both the history of cemetery design and the social, economic, and urban history of Houston. The book is handsomely illustrated with Paul Hester's contemporary photographs as well as older maps, drawings, postcards, and portraits. The authors make clear that the history of Glenwood is an essential part of Houston's past and explain the efforts that current leaders of the cemetery are undertaking to ensure that this green oasis remains an inportant part of the city as it moves into the twenty-first century."--David Schuyler, The Journal of Southern History

(David Schuyler Journal of Southern History 2011-11-28)

About the Author

SUZANNE TURNER is professor emeritus of the School of Landscape Architecture at Louisiana State University and principal of Suzanne Turner Associates. She resides in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. JOANNE SEALE WILSON of Houston is the author of several publications in horticulture and landscaping, including a biography of historic landscape architect Rose Ishbel Greely. PAUL HESTER teaches in the Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts at Rice University. His photographs have appeared in many books, magazines, and exhibitions.

 

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  • Series: Sara and John Lindsey Series in the Arts and Humanities (Book 12)
  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Texas A&M University Press; 1 edition (March 22, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1603441638
  • ISBN-13: 978-1603441636
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 11 x 12 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,575,776 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Shannon Deason on April 27, 2010
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I used to jog down the Buffalo Bayou Greenbelt and often wonder what was beyond the curve of the Bayou in the lush clearing. One day I decided to run down Washington and see what this parklike clearing was and to my shocking amazement this glorious, rolling Necropolis rose out of the Bayou like Valhalla. I was totally mesmerized at the beauty of the majestic oaks and the rolling vistas, so foreign to the Houston I knew. Later, I did some research and found out that the Cemetery was the resting place of Houston's Brahman class, it's a who's who of Houston's Jet set, from Hugh Cullen to Jesse Jones, from Gene Tierney to Howard Hughes, it's like the River Oaks for the dead. I was thrilled when I found out that a book was being published on Glenwood, and I could not be more pleased with the end product. It is full of gorgeous images and insightful, scholarly, yet not dry, text. I'll grant you some might find a book on a cemetery to be, well, morbid, but those are people who have never seen Glenwood. Houston is a city full of surprises, it's the city the built the Astrodome, the Galleria, and a 900 foot tall skyscraper six miles from downtown, but its biggest surprise, its most hallowed treasure, is Glenwood. I highly recommend this book and want to personally thank the authors as well as Mr. and Mrs. Lindsey for publishing this book; good work indeed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Music lover on May 15, 2015
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What a disappontment. I was expecting a book with beautiful photos of Glenwood Cemetery, one of the most attractive places in Houston. Instead the book has few photos, and they are taken by someone who didn't know the first thing about photography. They didn't know to get up close enough to actually read the inscriptions on the headstones, and they didn't know to use a flash. The photos are too dark and taken from too far away. This is the most disappointing book I every purchased. I threw away $40 plus $3.99 shipping. Now I will throw the book away.
Reviewers who gave five stars to this book had to be either the author or friends of the author.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lola on May 25, 2013
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This is a comprehensive history of the most beautiful cemetery in Houston. Glenwood is the final resting place for a diverse cross section of the city's history from some of the city's founding fathers, to actress Gene Tierny, wildcatter Glenn McCarthy, and Howard Hughes. The book breaks down the history of the cemetery in three parts. Part one covers the history behind the cemetery's creation. Part two covers the monuments and sculptures (and they are beautiful). Part three gives biographies of some of the permanent residents of the cemetery. The book is large and would make a great coffee table addition. As a Houstonian I can definitely recommend this book for both its beauty and historical significance for the city.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Janet Kountakis on July 9, 2014
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The most beautiful cemetery in Houston. Love the old pictures and history. A great book!
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