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"Laurel Hill Cemetery"

A restful serene place to spend time

 

 

LAUREL HILL CEMETERY

Nancy Herman

8" x 6"

oil on canvas

 

Along the Cynwyd Heritage Trail a lovely array of trees welcomes all to Laurel Hill Cemetery.  This beautiful spot was "established as a permanent, non-sectarian burial place for the dead, but also as a scenic, riverside sanctuary for the living."*  

Here you can wander for hours in peace and quiet contemplating nature with great views of the river.  Read all about the interesting history of Laurel Hill, begun in 1885 with a new concept in burial grounds which were almost exclusively in crowded church yards at this time. This concept of grand public open space was incorporated into the planning for our great parks, both Central Park in New York City and Fairmount Park in Philadelphia.  

* website

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