Lake View Cemetery (Ithaca, New York)

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Lake View Cemetery
LakeViewCemeteryMausoleum.jpg
Details
Established1894
Location
605 E Shore Dr, Ithaca, New York
CountryUnited States
Websitehttp://lakeview-ithaca.org
Find a GraveLake View Cemetery
The Cornell Family mausoleum, designed by William Henry Miller

Lake View Cemetery is a historic cemetery in the city of Ithaca, in Tompkins County, New York named for its original view of nearby Lake Cayuga.

History[edit]

The cemetery was established in 1894. It includes an Egyptian Revival style mausoleum / receiving vault, a distinctive serpentine road system and architectural works by William Henry Miller and Liberty Hyde Bailey.[1]

Lake View was hit hard by a series of embezzlement scandals in the Twenty-First Century. In 2006, a groundskeeper pled guilty to stealing $87,709 from the cemetery.[2] In 2014, a former caretaker and president of Lake View Cemetery was charged with embezzling over $50,000 and "selling or giving away" much of the cemetery's equipment.[2]

Notable burials[edit]

Given its proximity to Cornell University, the cemetery includes a number of significant figures from the university's history, including members of the Cornell family, and the graves of faculty members.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cemetery History - Lake View Cemetery website http://lakeview-ithaca.org/cemetery-history/
  2. ^ a b Hart, Glynis (19 March 2014). "Lakeview Cemetery Tries to Regroup After Embezzlement". ithaca.com. Retrieved 14 September 2019.

Coordinates: 40°37′20″N 74°09′18″W / 40.6221°N 74.1549°W / 40.6221; -74.1549