West Laurel Hill Cemetery

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West Laurel Hill Cemetery
Aspden tomb West Laurel Hill.JPG
West Laurel Hill Cemetery
West Laurel Hill Cemetery is located in Pennsylvania
West Laurel Hill Cemetery
Location 227 Belmont Ave., Bala Cynwyd, Lower Merion Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°0′53″N 75°13′23″W / 40.01472°N 75.22306°W / 40.01472; -75.22306Coordinates: 40°0′53″N 75°13′23″W / 40.01472°N 75.22306°W / 40.01472; -75.22306
Built 1869
Architect Trumbauer,Horace; Cope & Stewardson
Architectural style Classical Revival, Beaux Arts, Gothic
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 92000991[1]
Added to NRHP August 14, 1992

West Laurel Hill Cemetery is a cemetery located in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, United States. It is the site of many notable burials, and has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1992 (#92000991).[2] West Laurel Hill was designed as a rural cemetery and is a "sister" institution to the notable Laurel Hill Cemetery nearby in Philadelphia.[citation needed]

West Laurel Hill was the first cemetery to ever map its entire grounds on a smart phone device, enabling visitors to search and navigate to grave locations, and "access photos, video, text and other information." [3] Visitors can also use the app to navigate through tours of the cemetery and visit the grave sites of interesting and famous persons.

Notable burials[edit]

Cemetery in the Fall
Sphinx on the Drake tomb

References[edit]

Figure on the doorway of the Spink tomb
  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ PENNSYLVANIA - Montgomery County, National Register of Historic Places. Accessed August 29, 2007.
  3. ^ Flying Kite Philadelphia News, West Laurel Hill News. Accessed July 21, 2011.
  4. ^ Green Adams, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed August 29, 2007.
  5. ^ "Sadie T. M. Alexander". Washington Post. November 5, 1989
  6. ^ Richard Binder, Home of Heroes. Accessed August 29, 2007.
  7. ^ Benjamin Markley Boyer, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed August 29, 2007.
  8. ^ Cyrus Herman Kotzschmer Curtis, Find A Grave. Accessed August 29, 2007.
  9. ^ Loren Eiseley, Find A Grave. Accessed August 29, 2007.
  10. ^ Jacob Augustus Geissenhainer, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed August 29, 2007.
  11. ^ Alfred Crout Harmer, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed August 29, 2007.
  12. ^ Herman Haupt, Find A Grave. Accessed August 29, 2007.
  13. ^ Samuel Kerns McConnell, Jr., Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed August 29, 2007.
  14. ^ John Reilly, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed August 29, 2007.
  15. ^ Condolences for Jack P. Rose, West Laurel Hill Cemetery. Accessed December 15, 2009.
  16. ^ History for Coleman Sellers, West Laurel Hill Cemetery. Accessed December 14, 2009.
  17. ^ Tradition, Heritage, and Character at Stetson University, Stetson University. Accessed March 17, 2009.
  18. ^ Edwin Sydney Stuart, The Political Graveyard. Accessed August 29, 2007.
  19. ^ Joseph Earlston Thropp, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed August 29, 2007.
  20. ^ George Austin Welsh, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed August 29, 2007.

External links[edit]

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