Crafting Unique &
Custom Memorials Since 1880
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WEST SUBURBAN STUDIO
225 N. NORTHWEST HIGHWAY PALATINE, IL. 60067
OPEN THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY ONLY
With Six Generations of Chicago Memorialists - Gast Monuments has its roots firmly planted in the City of Chicago. Founded in 1880, the original stone company then known as Buscher & Gast, was located on North Clark Street. The company provided cemetery monuments as well as cut-stone for the building boom resulting from the Great Chicago Fire. Many of the familiar walk-up Victorian “Brownstones” in the Lakeview and Ravenswood neighborhoods feature the use of limestone and granite furnished by Buscher & Gast. The company also supplied ornamental cut-stone and statuary in marble, limestone and granite seen in several Chicago area churches such as St. Henry’s Church in Chicago and St. Nicholas Church in Evanston.
History of Gast Monuments
The Bert J. Gast
On March 24th, 2016 Gast Monuments, Inc. formally re-launched, 4th generation, Bert Gast’s design course. After a 10 year hiatus the same design course that trained over 600 memorialists is back and available to anyone. This course is taught by some of the most amazing designers and memorialists who were some of Bert’s best students! Visit our website or Facebook page for more information.
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Active Monument Installations
Cemeteries serviced throughout the greater Chicago area
On average our customers save $1000 when choosing Gast Monuments