San Francisco’s Big Four Cemeteries, Odd Fellows’ (aka Independent Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.)), Masonic, Laurel Hill, and Calvary, used to surround our Mel’s Diner on 3355 Geary. Philip Ferrato has the deets and some photos of what these places used to look like.
All the people buried got dug up and sent to Colma by the 1940′s, but the ghosts remain, I’m sure.
Keep that in mind when your noshing on three-star Yelp-rated fare at the Mel’s…
The bulk of the University of San Francisco used to be Masonic Cemetery. See?
St. Ignatius Church, aerial view. Masonic Cemetery remains in background. The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley
Keep a look out.