Evergreen Cemetery (Portland, Maine)

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Evergreen Cemetery
Entrance from Stevens Avenue
Evergreen Cemetery (Portland, Maine) is located in Maine
Evergreen Cemetery (Portland, Maine)
Location 672 Stevens Ave.
Portland, Maine
Coordinates 43°40′54″N 70°18′4″W / 43.68167°N 70.30111°W / 43.68167; -70.30111Coordinates: 43°40′54″N 70°18′4″W / 43.68167°N 70.30111°W / 43.68167; -70.30111
Area 239 acres (0.97 km2)
Built 1855
Architect Charles R. Goodell; Frederick A. Tompson
NRHP Reference # 92000791
Added to NRHP June 18, 1992

Evergreen Cemetery is a garden style cemetery in Portland, Maine, United States. With 239 acres (0.97 km2) of land, it is the largest cemetery in the state.[1] It was established in 1855 in Saccarappa (Westbrook, Maine) and became the area's main cemetery after the Western Cemetery. As of March 2011, only 110 acres (0.45 km2) of the 239 acres (0.97 km2) were used for cemetery-related activities.[2] The Cemetery holds the records for Forest City Cemetery in South Portland. In April 2014, it was announced the Cemetery would add an additional 800 to 1,000 gravesites near the main entrance while also adding a columbarium, which will hold cremated remains above ground. An estimated 60,000 to 70,000 people are interred in the Cemetery.[3]

Wilde Memorial Chapel[edit]

Wilde Memorial Chapel is a Gothic-style chapel. It was built as a mortuary chapel by Falmouth native Mary Ellen Lunt Wilde in 1890. It was designed by Portland architect Frederick A. Tompson and gifted to the city in 1902.[4] The granite building is used for both memorial and wedding services, with a maximum capacity of 105.[5]

Notable interments[edit]

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