Green-Wood Cemetery

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Overview
In the historic borough of Brooklyn, the thousands of graves and mausoleums within Green-Wood Cemetery are tangible links to key events and people who made New York City what it is today. For generations, Green-Wood Cemetery has played an integral part in New York City's cultural history, serving as a gathering place and a cultural repository. The cemetery was and remains one of the city's largest open green spaces; a century ago, when natural beauty in New York City was hard to come by, Green-Wood was a social venue for families on picnics, outings, and for political events. The monuments read like checklist of important Americans, including the names of Leonard Bernstein, F. A. O. Schwarz, Charles L. Tiffany, Samuel Morse, and DeWitt Clinton, among others. A national historic landmark since 2006, Green-Wood is considered one of the preeminent cemeteries in the country. Through vintage photographs, Green-Wood Cemetery chronicles the cemetery's rich history and documents how its tradition as a park and a popular tourist attraction continues, drawing 300,000 visitors annually.
Details
ISBN: 9780738556505
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Date:
State: New York
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author
Alexandra Kathryn Mosca is a writer and funeral director in New York City. She is a regular contributor to magazines such as American Cemetery and American Funeral Director.