Salem Fields Cemetery, Brooklyn

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The entrance sign at Salem Fields Cemetery
The main entrance to Salem Fields Cemetery

Salem Fields Cemetery at 775 Jamaica Avenue in Brooklyn, New York, United States, was founded in 1852 by Temple Emanu-el. It is the final resting place for many of the prominent German-Jewish families of New York City including members of the Fox family, founders of 20th Century Fox Film Corp., the Guggenheim family of mining, newspaper and museum fame, the Lewisohn family of mining, banking and philanthropic interests, and the Shubert family, builders of the largest theatre empire in the 20th century.

Architectural historian Fredric Bedoire, Professor at the Royal University of Fine Arts in Stockholm, compares the "beautiful" Salem fields to the architecturally notable mausoleums and undulating landscape to Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris.[1] Architect Henry Beaumont Herts designed the Guggenheim family mausoleum, modeled after the Tower of the Winds at Athens. The entrance of Salem Fields is described as having been designed by Henry Fernbach, Central Synagogue's architect.[2]

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  1. ^ The Jewish Contribution to Modern Architecture, 1830-1930, Fredric Bedoire, Ktvv, 2004, p. 426-7
  2. ^ The Jewish Contribution to Modern Architecture, 1830-1930 By Fredric Bedoire page 426

Coordinates: 40°41′20″N 73°52′41″W / 40.68889°N 73.87806°W / 40.68889; -73.87806