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The Green-Wood Cemetery

Brooklyn, New York
County of Kings.
500 25th Street
National Register Number: 97000228
Resource type: District.
Property type: Funerary - cemetery. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2006.
Congressional District: NY-12 Certified Local Government: NO
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Statement of Significance (as of designation - September 20, 2006):
Green-Wood Cemetery, established in 1838, was the largest and most varied of the early American rural cemeteries. Its scale, diverse topography, and intended civic prominence made it the prototype for how a cemetery with Picturesque landscaping could be created in contrast to the rapidly expanding cities of the 19th century. Inspired by Alexander Jackson Downing, the most nationally prominent landscape designer and author in antebellum America, David Bates Douglass conceived the overall plan for the Picturesque landscape, executed with complementary Gothic Revival buildings by Richard Upjohn and his son Richard Michell Upjohn

Condition:
The landmark was designated September 20, 2006.


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