Henry John Klutho came from New York to Jacksonville in 1901 to help with the rebuilding of our city after the Great Fire. He is now known as a pioneer of modern architecture in America, though some of his designs were thought to be quite radical at the time. His most remarkable works were done in the style of ‘Prairie School’, and include the City Hall Building in Hemming Plaza, the Morocco Temple, and the Bisbee Building. His artistic sense and business acumen helped change the shape and aesthetic of the San Marco, Riverside, Downtown, and Springfield public, residential, commercial, and industrial areas. Klutho’s legacy extends into Evergreen Cemetery, having designed the St. Clair-Abrams mausoleum in the St. Mary’s Catholic section. Evergreen Cemetery is honored to be the final resting place of Henry John Klutho and his wife Bessie Wicker Klutho.
From the Desk of the General Manager:
The 19th annual Evergreen Pumpkin Run was a huge success. The run held on October 28 was sold out days in advance and had over 2,300 participants. The runners, who were made up of young, old and every age in between, from all over Jacksonville, were able to experience the beauty of Evergreen. The men’s winner of the 10-mile run was Elid Ngetich, and he finished with a time of 50:28.
The women’s winner of the 10-mile was Kelsey Beckmann in a time of 59:18. The men’s winner of the 5k was Dane Barber and the women’s winner was Amelia Williams.
Evergreen’s Superintendent Randy Rolando finished second in his age division, only 8 seconds behind the first-place finisher. Congratulations
I would like to thank 1st Place Sports, who organizes the run and to Evergreen’s Staff who ready the Cemetery for the run and put everything away when it is over. They also placed 650 pumpkins along the course. They didn’t have to pick them up because the runners are encouraged to take one home and they did.
I also would like to extend thanks to the runners and spectators who attended. They clearly know that they are in a very special place and the respect and reverence they all show for Evergreen is to be commended.
Michael D. Ondina
Did You Know?
Lonnie Jones is our longest serving employee. Lonnie just finished his 45th year, having started with Evergreen August 23, 1973.