Of reburial and remembrance
Part of Block 14 lay under the parking lot of the Morrison Building. This County building housed part of the Transportation Division. In 2004, the County decided to demolish the Morrison Building and sell the land. Buckman Neighborhood Association, Friends of Lone Fir Cemetery, and the Oregon Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association informed the County they believed Block 14 still contained human remains. They were correct.
Accordingly, the building was demolished without disturbing potential remaining gravesites. Block 14 was deeded to Metro in 2007, reconnecting it to the cemetery. Metro's master plan includes a memorial garden in Lone Fir Cemetery.
Hattie Redmond's gravesite in Lone Fir Cemetery at 649 SE 26th Ave.
Get from here to there by:
- Entering the cemetery