Metropolis, Illinois: Birdman of Alcatraz Grave

You'd think that he'd be buried on Alcatraz Island, but Robert Stroud is in fact interred in the Hometown of Superman.

Masonic Cemetery

Address:
North St., Metropolis, IL
Directions:
Masonic Cemetery. About a half-mile north of town, on the west side of Hwy 1/N St./North St. Entrance is between Lois Lane and Metropolis St. The simple tombstone is engraved, "STROUD, Robert F., 1890-1963" [his name was Stroud]. No mention of birds.
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Stroud grave.

Birdman of Alcatraz Grave

An old cemetery, but relatively well-kept. Enter at the first entrance from town, look to your left just before the road curves to the right. The above-ground tomb of the Toler family is just behind Mr. Stroud.

[Rhonda Tunney, 09/22/2019]

Stroud grave.

Birdman of Alcatraz Grave

The grave is exactly one mile from the Superman statue in downtown Metropolis.

[Rick Sare, 06/08/2018]

Stroud grave.

Birdman of Alcatraz Grave

The gravestone is located [in front of a marble slab crypt labeled "Toler"].

[Sarah, 05/29/2015]

Robert Stroud's tombstone is small, and depending on the season it may not be garnished with flowers and aviary offerings.

Birdman of Alcatraz Grave

I am an ex-resident of Metropolis, IL. In addition to being the Hometown of Superman, Metropolis is also the burial site of the Birdman of Alcatraz. I can't remember which cemetery he is buried in, but it's on the west side of North Avenue. You forgot to mention that Metropolis celebrates "Superman Days" in June every year. There are races, beauty contests, dance, food, etc.

[RBTLBecker, 06/27/1997]

His simple tombstone is engraved, "STROUD, Robert F., 1890-1963" (his name was Stroud). No mention of birds.


Nearby Offbeat Places

Lois Lane in BronzeLois Lane in Bronze, Metropolis, IL - 1 mi.
Super MuseumSuper Museum, Metropolis, IL - 1 mi.
Superman StatueSuperman Statue, Metropolis, IL - 1 mi.
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