: This drawing depicts a view of Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati, Ohio. Established in 1848, the Spring Grove Cemetery is the second largest in the United States, and it is designated as a National Historic Landmark. This drawing captures the essence of the cemetery's design: a beautifully landscaped and peaceful final resting place. The setting includes a pond, trees and plants, several obelisks, and statuary.
In 1844, member of the Cincinnati Horticultural Society established a cemetery association with goal of creating a garden-like burial place. The association obtained its charter in 1845, and the first internment occurred in September of that year.
Renowned landscape architect Adolph Strauch (1822-1883) designed the cemetery to harmonize with nature. Although his concept was considered radical at the time, it became a model for cemeteries in other cities. View on Ohio Memory.
: AL07030 Subjects
: Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum (Cincinnati, Ohio); Cemeteries--Ohio; Cincinnati (Ohio); Funeral rites & ceremonies; Landscape design; Cincinnati Horticultural Society; National Historic Landmarks Program (U.S.) Places
: Cincinnati (Ohio); Hamilton County (Ohio)