Elmwood Cemetery (Norfolk, Virginia)
|Location||238 E. Princess Anne Rd., Norfolk, Virginia|
|Area||50 acres (20 ha)|
|Architect||Couper, John Deiterich; Couper, William; Sandford, Edward Field, Jr.; Magonigle, Harold Van Buren; Taylor, Wickham C.; Meakin, Clarence C.|
|Architectural style||Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, Exotic Revival|
|NRHP Reference #||13000643|
|Added to NRHP||August 27, 2013|
|Designated VLR||June 19, 2013|
Elmwood Cemetery is a historic municipal cemetery located at Norfolk, Virginia. It was established in 1853, and is filled with monuments and mausoleums that embody the pathos and symbolism of the Victorian period's Christian view of death as a temporary sleep. A notable monument is the Recording Angel by William Couper (1853-1942) at the Couper Family plot. The Core Mausoleum (1910-1915) designed by Harold Van Buren Magonigle (1867-1935), with sculptures by Edward Field Sanford, Jr. (1886-1951), is another notable resource.
- Governor Littleton Waller Tazewell, Sr. (1774-1860) was a US Senator and 26th Governor of Virginia.
- Hugh Blair Grigsby (1806 – 1881) was a historian and author, and owner and editor of Norfolk’s American Beacon newspaper.
- James Barron Hope (1829-1887) was a poet who was named “Virginia’s Laureate” in 1857.
- Dr. David Minton Wright (1809-1863) was a Norfolk physician who was hanged for the murder of Union Army officer Alanson L. Sanborn.
- Dr. Charles Rollin Grandy (1871-1932) authored the law organizing the Virginia State Board of Health in the early 1900s and served as Chairman of the Virginia Committee of the International Congress on Tuberculosis.
- Colonel Walter H. Taylor (1838-1916) was an American banker, lawyer, soldier, politician, author and railroad executive.
- Robert M. Hughes (1855-1940) was a Virginia lawmaker who served as a president of The Virginia Bar Association and helped to establish what would become Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.
- William Sloane (1867-1940) & Florence Knapp Sloane (1873 – 1953) were the driving force behind the Norfolk Museum of Arts & Sciences, now known as the Chrysler Museum of Art.
- "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 8/23/13 through 8/30/13. National Park Service. 2013-09-06.
- "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 19 March 2013.
- Tim Bonney (March 2013). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Elmwood Cemetery". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. and Accompanying five photos
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