Highland Lawn Cemetery
The entrance to Highland Lawn Cemetery
|Location||4520 Wabash Ave., Terre Haute, Indiana|
|Size||139 acres (56 ha)|
|No. of graves||over 16,000|
|Find a Grave||Highland Lawn Cemetery|
|The Political Graveyard||Highland Lawn Cemetery|
Highland Lawn Cemetery
|Architect||Vrydaugh, Jesse A.; Heidenreich Company; Floyd, W.H.|
|Architectural style||Richardsonian Romanesque|
|NRHP reference #||90001790 |
|Added to NRHP||November 29, 1990|
The cemetery features a Richardsonian Romanesque chapel built by architect Jesse A. Vrydaugh in 1893 for a cost of $10,000. In the 1980s, the chapel underwent renovation which was completed in March 1988. Highland Lawn also includes a bell tower built by the Heidenreich Company in 1894, a gateway arch completed by Edward Hazledine and a Colonial rest house designed by W.H. Floyd.
Highland Lawn was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990 for its significance in agriculture and landscaping.
The cemetery is known in local folklore including the story of Stiffy Green, a taxidermied dog buried in his owner's tomb who was said to bark periodically, and of Martin Sheets, who was convinced he would be buried alive and thus installed a telephone inside of his tomb with a direct line to the cemetery's main office.
- Highland Lawn Cemetery
- "Highland Lawn Cemetery". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-05-13.
- "Indiana State Historic Architectural and Archaeological Research Database (SHAARD)" (Searchable database). Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology. Retrieved 2016-07-01. Note: This includes Susan Allen; Nicholas Kalogeresis; Rita Kendall (July 1990). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Highland Lawn Cemetery" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-07-01. and Accompanying photographs
- Taylor, Troy (2001). Beyond the Grave: History of America's Most Haunted Cemeteries. Whitechapel Press.
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