Airmount Grave Shelter

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Airmount Grave Shelter
Airmount Grave Shelter 01.jpg
The grave shelter in Airmount Cemetery.
Airmount Grave Shelter is located in Alabama
Airmount Grave Shelter
Airmount Grave Shelter is located in the US
Airmount Grave Shelter
Nearest city Thomasville, Alabama
Coordinates 31°58′8″N 87°40′9″W / 31.96889°N 87.66917°W / 31.96889; -87.66917Coordinates: 31°58′8″N 87°40′9″W / 31.96889°N 87.66917°W / 31.96889; -87.66917
Built 1853
Architectural style Greek Revival
MPS Clarke County MPS
NRHP Reference # 00000142[1]
Added to NRHP February 24, 2000

The Airmount Grave Shelter, also known as the Hope Family Grave Shelter is a brick grave shelter, or grave house, located in the Airmount Cemetery near Thomasville, Alabama. It is unusual in that it protects six graves instead of the more common one grave. The brick structure was built in 1853 by John Hope. It is built in a vernacular Greek Revival style with a gabled roof. The interior features a wooden vaulted ceiling.[2] The shelter was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on February 24, 2000 as a part of the Clarke County Multiple Property Submission.[1]

Burials[edit]

The interior

The shelter contains the graves of the following individuals:[3]

  • Archibald H. Hope, May 20, 1823 – September 26, 1850.
  • Margaret Hope, November 20, 1797 – May 1851.
  • Jane A. Hope, February 9, 1813 – November 22, 1852.
  • John Allison Hope, October 3, 1855 – October 25, 1856.
  • John Hope, October 3, 1791 – April 6, 1868.
  • Sarah Jane Powell Hope, July 7, 1829 – July 7, 1885.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Clarke County MPS" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-10-06. 
  3. ^ "Old Airmount Cemetery Records". Nita Munoz. Archived from the original on 2005-09-12. Retrieved 2008-10-06.