West Laurel Hill Cemetery

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West Laurel Hill Cemetery
Aspden tomb West Laurel Hill.JPG
West Laurel Hill Cemetery
West Laurel Hill Cemetery is located in Pennsylvania
West Laurel Hill Cemetery
West Laurel Hill Cemetery is located in the US
West Laurel Hill Cemetery
Location227 Belmont Ave., Bala Cynwyd, Lower Merion Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates40°0′53″N 75°13′23″W / 40.01472°N 75.22306°W / 40.01472; -75.22306Coordinates: 40°0′53″N 75°13′23″W / 40.01472°N 75.22306°W / 40.01472; -75.22306
Built1869
ArchitectTrumbauer, Horace; Cope & Stewardson
Architectural styleClassical Revival, Beaux Arts, Gothic
NRHP reference #92000991[1]
Added to NRHPAugust 14, 1992

West Laurel Hill Cemetery is a cemetery located in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, United States. It is the site of many notable burials, and has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1992 (#92000991).[2] West Laurel Hill was designed as a rural cemetery and is a "sister" institution to the Laurel Hill Cemetery nearby in Philadelphia.

West Laurel Hill was the first cemetery to ever map its entire grounds on a smart phone device, enabling visitors to search and navigate to grave locations, and "access photos, video, text and other information." [3] Visitors can also use the app to navigate through tours of the cemetery and visit the grave sites of interesting and famous persons.

Notable burials[edit]

Cemetery in the Fall
Sphinx on the Drake tomb
Figure on Soulas tomb
Entrance to the Widener tomb

In popular culture[edit]

In the season 7 episode of Mad Men "The Milk and Honey Route" character Betty Hofstadt-Francis tells her daughter that she wants to be buried in the Hofstadt family plot in West Laurel Hill Cemetery.

References[edit]

Figure on the doorway of the Spink tomb
  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ PENNSYLVANIA - Montgomery County, National Register of Historic Places. Accessed August 29, 2007.
  3. ^ Flying Kite Philadelphia News, West Laurel Hill News. Accessed July 21, 2011.
  4. ^ Green Adams, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed August 29, 2007.
  5. ^ "Sadie T. M. Alexander". Washington Post. November 5, 1989
  6. ^ Richard Binder, Home of Heroes. Accessed August 29, 2007.
  7. ^ Benjamin Markley Boyer, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed August 29, 2007.
  8. ^ Cyrus Herman Kotzschmer Curtis, Find A Grave. Accessed August 29, 2007.
  9. ^ Loren Eiseley, Find A Grave. Accessed August 29, 2007.
  10. ^ Jacob Augustus Geissenhainer, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed August 29, 2007.
  11. ^ Alfred Crout Harmer, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed August 29, 2007.
  12. ^ Herman Haupt, Find A Grave. Accessed August 29, 2007.
  13. ^ Samuel Kerns McConnell, Jr., Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed August 29, 2007.
  14. ^ John Reilly, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed August 29, 2007.
  15. ^ Condolences for Jack P. Rose, West Laurel Hill Cemetery. Accessed December 15, 2009.
  16. ^ History for Coleman Sellers, West Laurel Hill Cemetery. Accessed December 14, 2009.
  17. ^ Willard, Frances Elizabeth, 1839-1898; Livermore, Mary Ashton Rice, 1820-1905 (1893). A woman of the century; fourteen hundred-seventy biographical sketches accompanied by portraits of leading American women in all walks of life. Buffalo, N.Y., Moulton. p. 655. Retrieved 8 August 2017. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  18. ^ Cook, Bonnie L. (2016-03-26). "David L. Smyrl, Mr. Handford on 'Sesame Street'". Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 2016-04-17.
  19. ^ Tradition, Heritage, and Character at Stetson University, Stetson University. Accessed March 17, 2009.
  20. ^ Edwin Sydney Stuart, The Political Graveyard. Accessed August 29, 2007.
  21. ^ Joseph Earlston Thropp, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed August 29, 2007.
  22. ^ George Austin Welsh, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed August 29, 2007.
  23. ^ Charlotte Wardle Cardeza:Titanic Survivor Accessed February 14, 2017.

External links[edit]

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