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The neighborhood immediately north of Wrigleyville and east of Ravenswood gets its name from Graceland Cemetery, where a number of notable early Chicagoans are buried, including John Peter Altgeld, both Carter Harrison, Sr. and Carter Harrison, Jr., and Dr. Daniel Hale Williams. This neighborhood is also home to the former Mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel.
History in Graceland West
The Louis Sullivan-designed Getty Tomb was built for Carrie Eliza Getty and commissioned by her husband, Henry Harrison Getty. Getty Tomb is arguably the most significant piece of architecture in Graceland Cemetery, and it marks the start of Sullivan's work in the Chicago School architectural style. The city designated it a landmark on March 10, 1971.