Laurel Hill Cemetery

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Laurel Hill Cemetery
Pennsylvania state historical marker
Warner 2 LH Philly.JPG
William Warner memorial sculpted by Alexander Milne Calder
Laurel Hill Cemetery is located in Pennsylvania
Laurel Hill Cemetery
Location 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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
Architect John Notman
Architectural style Exotic Revival, Gothic, Classical Revival
NRHP reference # 77001185[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 28, 1977
Designated PHMC May 20, 2000[2]

Laurel Hill Cemetery is a cemetery in the city of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania. It is a National Historic Landmark.[3] It is near the Schuylkill River. It is 3.5 miles north of Philadelphia.[4]

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.[5] 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.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. "PHMC Historical Markers". Historical Marker Database. Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission. Retrieved December 10, 2013. 
  3. Listing at the National Park Service
  4. "PHMC Historical Markers". Historical Marker Database. Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission. Retrieved December 10, 2013.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  5. Listing at the National Park Service
  6. Laurel Hill Cemetery at Find-A-Grave

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