Odd Fellows Cemetery (Philadelphia)

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Odd Fellows Cemetery was a cemetery at 24th and Diamond Streets in Philadelphia, established in 1849 and destroyed in the 1950s.[1]

The gatehouse was designed by architect Stephen Decatur Button.

It included the grave of author George Lippard[1] and Charles Kochersperger, who commanded a Union Army regiment in the Civil War Battle of the Wilderness.

In 1950, the cemetery property was acquired by the Philadelphia Housing Authority for construction of a housing project. The bodies interred there were moved to two other cemeteries owned by the Odd Fellows: Mount Peace Cemetery in Philadelphia and Lawnview Memorial Park in Rockledge, Pennsylvania.[1] The Lippard grave was moved to Lawnview in 1951.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Thomas H. Keels (2003), Philadelphia graveyards and cemeteries, Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 0-7385-1229-X, ISBN 978-0-7385-1229-7. Pages 120-121.
  2. ^ Ehrlich, Eugene and Gorton Carruth. The Oxford Illustrated Literary Guide to the United States. New York: Oxford University Press, 1982: 205. ISBN 0-19-503186-5

Coordinates: 39°59′13″N 75°10′22″W / 39.98694°N 75.17278°W / 39.98694; -75.17278