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 The original restriction of having mostly Espicopal Church services was repealed in 1851.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.