Evergreen Cemetery is the oldest (1877) existing cemetery in the city of Los
Angeles; it is a bounded by Brooklyn Avenue, Evergreen Street, lst
Street, and Brooklyn Avenue. It is also one of the largest cemeteries,
with 300,000 grave sites.|
Many of the city's pioneers are buried here: the Workmans, Hollenbecks, Lankershim and Van Nuys, Coulters, and Bixbys.
The Garden of the Pines section of Evergreen is a memorial to Issei pioneers of Los Angeles. The section near lst and Lorena was at one time a potter's field.
Former slave, Biddy Mason, who became free and acquired considerable property, is buried here.