I've posted numerous photos from Birmingham's first public cemetery, Oak Hill. Located just across from the BJCC to the north, this cemetery is a like reading the who's who of Birmingham's founding fathers. Director Stuart Oates gives a marvelous tour and always begins it in the tiny chapel that now houses his office. The Interment Ledger is always of great interest. The record of each and every person buried here is recorded in beautiful handwriting of days gone by. He always points out the cause of death column. Fever, bronchitis, pneumonia and of course the deadly cholera epidemic ( 1872) that devastated this city are often mentioned.
I often take my photography students here as many of the monuments are still quite beautiful, and we of course, look forward to Stuart's commentary.