Laurel Hill Cemetery

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Laurel Hill Cemetery
Pennsylvania state historical marker
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William Warner memorial sculpted by Alexander Milne Calder
Laurel Hill Cemetery is located in Pennsylvania
Laurel Hill Cemetery
Location3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates40°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
ArchitectJohn Notman
Architectural styleExotic Revival, Gothic, Classical Revival
NRHP reference No.77001185[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPOctober 28, 1977
Designated PHMCMay 20, 2000[2]

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

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. It was his first commission.[3] There is a chapel. It is made in the Gothic architecture style.

Louis Antoine Godey, Sarah Josepha Hale, George G. Meade, John C. Pemberton, and many other famous people, are buried there.[4]

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  1. "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. January 23, 2007.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "PHMC Historical Markers". Historical Marker Database. Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission. Retrieved December 10, 2013.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Laurel Hill Cemetery". Archived from Listing the original on June 6, 2011. {{cite web}}: Check |url= value (help)
  4. "Famous Memorials - Find A Grave Cemetery". Find a Grave. September 1, 2021. Retrieved September 1, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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