Place:Lakeview Cemetery, Seattle, King, Washington, United States

NameLakeview Cemetery
Alt namesSeattle Masonic Cemeterysource: Wikipedia
Coordinates47.6342°N 122.3144°W
Located inSeattle, King, Washington, United States     (1872 - )



Lake View Cemetery is a cemetery located in Seattle, Washington just north of [,_Seattle Volunteer Park. It is named for its view of Lake Washington to the east. It was founded in 1873 as the Seattle Masonic Cemetery. Just north of the cemetery is the 1895 Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery.

Among those buried there are Princess Angeline, daughter of Chief Seattle; Bruce and Brandon Lee; poet Denise Levertov; distinguished naval architect Eugene McAllaster, designer of the historic Seattle fireboat Duwamish; and Seattle pioneers David Swinson "Doc" Maynard, Thomas Mercer, Henry Yesler, Arthur Denny, and other members of the Denny Party. Noted businessman and military officer Granville O. Haller and his wife are interred in Lake View. John W. Nordstrom, founder of Nordstrom in Seattle, Washington is buried there. In the northeast corner of the cemetery is the Nisei War Memorial Monument, dedicated in 1949 to Japanese American veterans, some of whom are buried there.

If Thomas Mercer found his Eden on Queen Anne Hill, imagine how ten of Seattle's leading citizens felt when they acquired the land that was to become their beloved cemetery. Situated atop Capitol Hill, this beautiful hillcrest property was incorporated on October 16, 1872, only seven years after the Civil War. The Seattle Masonic Cemetery was set with surrounding views of Lake Union, the Cascades, Lake Washington and the Olympic Mountains.

In 1890, while Seattle's land and population were expanding, the cemetery officially changed its name to Lake View and soon found itself amidst a prosperous Capitol Hill neighborhood. It's here we're reminded of Seattle's first families overcoming many adversities and their crucial pioneering efforts in urban development and renewal.

Through the ages we envision the extraordinary Borens, Dennys, Terrys and Bells, the nurturing and generous Dr. and Mrs. Maynard, the banker Dexter Horton and the New England refinement of Asa's "Mercer Girls".


Lakeview Cemetery
1554 15th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112-2805
(206) 322-1582

Interment Options

Traditional Burial Space: Lake View Cemetery's forty acre property offers a scenic array of interment options for traditional grave spaces, including side-by-side graves and double-depth graves, with upright or lawn-level memorial choices.

Cremation Burial Space: Cremation burial spaces include an urn garden and many view sites which also offer choices for upright or lawn-level memorials.

Mausoleum: Two beautiful Garden Mausoleums provide outdoor crypt and open-air, interior-corridor crypt choices, which feature single crypts, companion side-by-side crypts and companion Westminster crypts.

Columbarium: Columbarium options feature outdoor granite-front niches, including Garden Mausoleum niches, Terrace Hill Columbarium Niches, Fountain Niches and the Terrace Hill Ossuarium & Cenotaph Columns.