26 March 2013

Oak Grove Community Church - Brevard, NC

The Oak Grove Community Church in Brevard, North Carolina, is half way encircled by an old cemetery that certainly predates the current congregation. The church building itself probably goes back a ways too.

22 March 2013

NYT: Art and History Among the Dead

The New York Times published a great piece on cemeteries this week: Art and History Among the Dead. Starting off with a brief history of the 150 year-old, 400 acre Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, it goes on to describe how historic cemeteries across the country are trying to capitalize on the public's interest in their history, art and architecture. I hope this interest continues and helps to protect these important cultural landscapes.

12 March 2013

HerStories: The Women of South-View Cemetery

On March 23rd the Atlanta Preservation Center is giving a guided walking tour of Historic South-View Cemetery in Atlanta. Interred at South-View, founded in 1886 by formerly enslaved African Americans, are many famous women from Atlanta, including Jennie C. Williams, grandmother of Martin Luther King Jr.

05 March 2013

Sardis Church and Cemetery - Atlanta, Georgia

In the heart of the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta, soon to be on the National Register of Historic Places.