Lincoln Memorial Park & Funeral Home
Originally named Mt. Scott Cemetery, the property on which Lincoln Memorial Park sits today was built in 1906. If you used Google Maps to visit, it will likely bring you to gate one, the original gate to the cemetery near an old stone office building. This was built in 1909. Though not in use, the original office is also home to some of the oldest crematories in Oregon and was recently use on the set of Grimm, season 6 as the “Hills & Mazy Cemetery”.
From 1911-1950, there was a shuttle that took visitors from the streetcar station in Lents, up the hill to the cemetery. Before Willamette National Cemetery was built across the street, Lincoln was the home for US Veterans. The US government donated 4 historic cannons to the park, which were later donated to Washington Park.
After the first phase of the mausoleum was built in 1926, it was renamed to Lincoln Memorial Park, in honor of President Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln Memorial is the final resting place of Emory Parady, one of the members of the 16th New York Volunteer Cavalry responsible for capturing Lincoln’s assassin, John Wilkes Booth. The mausoleum has had numerous phases during the years, including one wing that was built during WWII. Since granite was hard to come by, this section was designed with particle board instead. The mausoleum has been used for several films including “Pig” with Nicholas Cage.
In addition to the rich history of Lincoln Memorial Park, we have an incredible view of the Portland skyline from our City View Shelter, where you can also see Mt. Hood, Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Rainier on a clear day.
adapted from https://www.dignitymemorial.com/funeral-homes/portland-or/lincoln-memorial-park-funeral-home