“The event gives our future residents the chance to get to know each other before they meet, so to speak,” said Community and Family Services Manager Matt Outcalt.
More than 150 new neighbors enjoyed the event. This is the second time the Columbarium has held a “meet your neighbors” type party.
Visitors to the Columbarium receive a unique glimpse of history. Many of the niches in the building are filled with pictures and personal memorabilia which give keen insight to the lives of those interred there.
The San Francisco Columbarium is the only active non-denominational cemetery property in the city of San Francisco. The property recently completed phase one of an expansion project, including the opening of the “Hall of the Olympians.” Each room in this new section of the neighborhood is named after an Olympian in Greek mythology.
Phases two and three of the expansion will include the “Hall of Titans” and the “Hall of Heroes,” which will add another 5,300 niches to the existing 8,500 spaces.