Laurel Hill Cemetery

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Laurel Hill Cemetery
Laurel Hill Cemetery gatehouse
Laurel Hill Cemetery is located in Pennsylvania
Laurel Hill Cemetery
Location: 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Coordinates: 40°00′14″N 75°11′15″W / 40.00389°N 75.18750°W / 40.00389; -75.18750Coordinates: 40°00′14″N 75°11′15″W / 40.00389°N 75.18750°W / 40.00389; -75.18750
Built: 1836-1839[1]
Architect: John Notman[1]
Architectural style: Exotic Revival, Gothic, Classical Revival
Governing body: Private
NRHP Reference#: 77001185
Added to NRHP: October 28, 1977

Laurel Hill Cemetery is a cemetery in the city of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania. It is a National Historic Landmark.[2] It is near the Schuylkill River. It is 3.5 miles north of Philadelphia.[3]

A group of wealthy people from Philadelphia wanted a cemetery outside the city. They found a place for it in Laurel Hill. It used to be owned by a businessman named Joseph Sims. Building of the cemetery started in 1836. It was finished in 1839. The Scottish architect John Notman designed the cemetery.[1] It was his first commission.[4] There is a chapel. It is made in the Gothic architecture style.[1]

Louis Antoine Godey, Sarah Josepha Hale, George G. Meade, John C. Pemberton, and many other famous people, are buried there.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "General View of Laurel Hill Cemetery". The Library Company of Philadelphia. World Digital Library. Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  2. Listing at the National Park Service
  3. "PHMC Historical Markers". Historical Marker Database. Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission. Retrieved December 10, 2013.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  4. Listing at the National Park Service
  5. Laurel Hill Cemetery at Find-A-Grave

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