9. Woodlawn is the Home of a Titanic Memorial

The Anna Bliss Titanic Victims Memorial at Woodlawn Cemetery is distinguished as the largest private monument for the disaster. Anna Bliss dedicated the monument to the victims in 1912 to commemorate those lost. Anna Bliss herself is also entombed there. Manhattan also has some monuments dedicated to the victims of the sinking. A Wordsworth quotation is inscribed on the back of the monument reading, “Our souls have sight of that immortal sea which brought us hither.”

A large mausoleum is also in Woodlawn Cemetery for Isidor Straus, the founder of Abraham & Straus department stores who died with his wife on the Titanic. His body was recovered and interred here, but his wife’s body was never found.

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