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Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn

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Founded in 1838 on the idea of Henry Brooklyn social leader Evelyn Pierrepoint as one of America’s first rural cemeteries, the Green-Wood Cemetery soon developed an international reputation for its magnificent beauty and became the fashionable place to be buried. By 1860, Green-Wood was attracting 500,000 visitors a year, rivaling Niagara Falls as the country’s greatest tourist attraction. Many famous people were buried there, among them F. A. O. Schwarz of toy fame, Samuel Morse of code fame, Boss Tweed of corruption fame and Louis Comfort Tiffany of stained glass fame.

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3 Responses to “Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn”

  1. # Blogger the editor.,

    Bonjour! Cedric,
    Le Green-Wood Cemetery, à Brooklyn " est une très belle
    cimetière
    Merci, pour le partage!
    DeeDee;-D
     

  2. # Blogger donna baker

    Cedric, I have those same glasses in black and also red. Very 90's. Love the cemetary pics. I think my favorite day in Paris was when we walked about Pere Lachaise. I couldn't believe it - those little buildings for prayers or something left open and all of the architecture. My head just about exploded.  

  3. # Blogger julieannerickson

    If you ever get a chance, The Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx is another gorgeous place. Built in 1863, it's 400 acres of spectacular architecture, landscaping, and history. Very similar to Green-Wood Cemetery, but for the people Green-Wood wouldn't let in, such as Herman Melville, FW Woolworth, JC Penny, Jay Gould, Ralph Bunche, Madame C. J. Walker, Admiral David Farragut, Fiorello LaGuardia, Robert Moses, Irving Berlin, George M. Cohan, Duke Ellington, RH Macy, Miles Davis, Bat Masterson, Celia Cruz, Louis Sherry, Robert Colgate, Van Courtland, OHP Belmont, Hideyo Naguchi, and Joseph Pulitzer. Pretty amazing.  

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