Vote for Woodlawn Cemetery!!!!

Today at 11 am the National Trust for Historic Preservation announced the 40 sites competing in the Partners in Preservation program. 

Woodlawn Cemetery is one of them!!! 

Their "GET OUT THE VOTE"  began today at noon and runs until the end of the voting period – midnight, May 21st.

Avery Library, as the owner of the Woodlawn Cemetery archives, would love to see our partner win!!! 

Woodlawn hopes to use the funds to preserve the Belmont Memorial Chapel:

  • At the entrance to the Woodlawn Cemetery stands the Belmont Memorial Chapel, one of a few private mausoleums open to the public. Commissioned by Alva Vanderbilt Belmont, it exhibits the best of Gilded Age craftsmanship. Created by masons, sculptors, and stained-glass artisans, the impressive structure contributes to what is considered the nation's finest collection of funerary art.   Year built: 1910.    [Images copyright The Woodlawn Cemetery]

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