Elmwood CemeteryDionicio Rodriguez (1893-1955)
600 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr, Birmingham, Alabama, 35211, United States
The cemetery is open every day from 7am to 5:30pm.
About the Artist/Site
Renowned faux bois (aka trabajo rustico) artist Dionicio Rodriguez created a number of concrete sculptures for Elmwood Cemetery in Birmingham, Alabama, in the late 1930s, including a "wooden" bridge and a "fallen log" bench. Rodriguez was prolific, and his work was sought after throughout the United States. Examples of his trabajo rustico can be found in Tennessee, Maryland, Texas, and more.
Elmwood Cemetery was established in 1900 by several fraternal organizations. It is known for being the subject of a federal discrimination suit brought by African American soldier Bill Terry Jr.'s family when they were not allowed to fulfill his wishes and bury him there after he was killed in the Vietnam War.
–Annalise Flynn, 2023
concrete faux bois
Map & Site Information
600 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr
Birmingham, Alabama, 35211 us
Latitude/Longitude: 33.4899637 / -86.8396832