San Francisco, California: Buena Vista Park Tombstones

Unclaimed tombstones from San Francisco's original cemeteries were broken up and used to build gutters and walls in Buena Vista Park.
Address:
1199 Haight St., San Francisco, CA
Directions:
From the entrance at Lyon and Haight Sts, walk up the stairs and veer to the right. Turn left onto the main path until you are above the playground. Turn right, walk up the hill, and at the next major crossing turn right again. Along this path are the tombstone fragments.
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Buena Vista Park Tombstones

Tombstone fragment halfway up the path.

[George, 10/18/2017]

Avoid spawning an urban legend: don't step on that.

Old tombstone fragments.

Buena Vista Park Tombstones

Unclaimed tombstones from San Francisco's original cemeteries were broken up in the late 1930s and used to build gutters and walls in Buena Vista Park.

[Sabin, 08/16/2017]

In the name of efficiency, San Francisco's old cemeteries were dug up and the bodies moved to Colma. Unclaimed tombstones wound up here, and in other places in the city.

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