Garden State Crematory

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Garden State Crematory
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View from the center field of the front entrance.
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Established 1907
Location North Bergen, New Jersey
Country United States

Garden State Crematory is located at 4101 Kennedy Boulevard[1] in North Bergen, New Jersey. The back of the building overlooks the Weehawken Cemetery and it is adjacent to the Bergen Crest Mausoleum.

History[edit]

Photograph from 1907 of the newly renovated Crematory.

In the 19th century, the New York and New Jersey Cremation Company performed cremations inside of Becker's Castle, a brownstoned structure on the west side of then 'Hudson Boulevard',[2] now Kennedy Boulevard. In 1907, the company remodeled the building, dividing the roomspaces into thousands of niches for urns and adding a two story wing to the south side.

Hindu ceremonial expansion[edit]

When the demand for the remains of Hindu customers being housed inside the complex during the 1980s to the 1990s rose, a basement room was converted into a small Hindu chapel.[3] An altar was placed in front of a large picture of Shiva; other deities adorning the chapel included Ganesha, Hanuman, Durga and Krishna. It was completed in 1997.

Notable cremations[edit]

See also[edit]

List of cemeteries in Hudson County, New Jersey

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External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°46′43″N 74°01′41″W / 40.7785°N 74.0280°W / 40.7785; -74.0280