In partnership with Greater East End Management District, all five platoons will help revitalize Dawson Lunnon Cemetery, located at 5737 Kemp Street, Houston, TX 77023, located near Polk and S. Wayside.
In August 2009, the Texas Historical Commission certified Dawson Lunnon Cemetery as a Historic Texas Cemetery. Buried there, David Edwards, who was born on May 29, 1896 in Galveston and died on July 3, 1950. Mr. David Edwards was an African American who joined the US Army on April 1, 1918 as a Private First Class with the 24th Engineering Company. He served in WWI from June 30, 1918 to July 10, 1919. He was honorably discharged on July 28, 1919.
The goals for the project are:
2. Adding steps to the bayou banks
3. Removing debris from the bayou banks
4. Preventing further erosion
5. Adding benches throughout the cemetery
6. Pruning trees
7. Adding trash cans
8. Removing a tree
Here are some interesting links on the history of the cemetery:
Dawson Lunnon Cemetery: The Future is Nothing Without The Past – article
Find A Grave site – pictures
Harris County Historical Commission – Cemetery Preservation