Oregon's Cemeteries Web Exhibit
About the photo
The Macleay Mausoleum sits in southeast Portland’s historic Lone Fir Cemetery. National Geographic magazine named it one of the world’s top 10 cemeteries in 2011. (Scenic photo D8C_7747)
About the cemetery
Lone Fir Cemetery
Established ca. 1855
ca. 18,137 burials
This cemetery served as one of Portland’s primary burial sites for much of the late 1800s. It is the final resting place for many of the city's early pioneers representing all walks of life. The Macleay Mausoleum was built for Donald Macleay, a Scottish immigrant who became a prominent Portland merchant and banker. Constructed in 1877 at a cost of $13,500, the building is one of many impressive structures at Lone Fir.