Old North Cemetery Office, Hartford (1890)

April 23rd, 2012 Posted in Hartford, Public Buildings, Queen Anne

Established in 1807, Hartford‘s Old North Cemetery (pdf) contains the graves of such notables as Frederick Law Olmsted (Sr. and Jr.), Daniel Wadsworth, Horace Bushnell, Dr. Mason Cogswell (father of Alice Cogswell) and Mary Beecher Perkins (sister of Harriet Beecher Stowe and grandmother of Charlotte Perkins Gilman). It is also the final resting place of African-American soldiers of the 29th Colored Volunteer Regiment from the Civil War. The long-neglected cemetery is in a bad state of repair, but is now undergoing renovation. The cemetery has a Queen Anne-style brick office building, which resembles a tiny Victorian house. An article about the Old North Cemetery recently appeared in the Hartford Courant. See also this video:

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