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Laurel Hill Cemetery

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County of Philadelphia.
3822 Ridge Avenue
National Register Number: 77001185
Resource type: District.
Property type: Funerary - cemetery. The threat level was Unknown in
Congressional District: PA-2 Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: Cemetery.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - August 5, 1998):
Designed by noted Scottish-American architect John Notman in 1836, Philadelphia's Laurel Hill Cemetery is the second major rural cemetery in the United States, and Notman's first known commission. Its romantic landscape, commemorative monuments, and eclectic architecture made it a popular tourist attraction in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Laurel Hill stands as a landmark in American social and cultural history, an essay in the evolution of our nation's architecture, landscape design, and funerary art.

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