Photos &Steve Fisher 09 Jun 2013 05:28 am

Life in the Cemetery

Steve Fisher sent me a couple of packs of photos of life in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Queens, NY. The pictures were an automatic for me, and I’m glad to present them here.

A bit of history:

    Mount Olivet Cemetery was incorporated in 1850 under the Rural Cemetery Association Act of 1847 as a nongovernmental supervision, non-religious and private non-sectarian cemetery. The original restriction of having mostly Espicopal Church services was repealed in 1851.

    The cemetery was designed as a “Garden Cemetery” with winding roads and many horticultural specimens. Space was allotted in and around most family lots to allow for landscape planting and a vast variety of trees and shrubs that have been planted. The cemetery has a regular tree and shrub pruning program and plants trees to make up for those lost due to storms, insect or disease damage.

Thank you, Steve, for sharing the pictures.

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3 Responses to “Life in the Cemetery”

  1. on 09 Jun 2013 at 6:09 am 1.Stephen Macquignon said …

    Beautiful shots like always

  2. on 09 Jun 2013 at 7:26 am 2.steve said …

    One bit of clarification: The bunny rabbits and cardinal were seen in the All Faiths Cemetery next door.

  3. on 09 Jun 2013 at 7:34 am 3.steve said …

    Also, David Gigler, Superintendent of the Mount Olivet Cemetery, offers wonderful tours throughout the year, focusing on different aspects, including the flora, stonework, history of who is buried there, and other programs. If interested, check out the cemetery’s website:

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