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West Laurel Hill Cemetery: Its Landscape and Architectural Treasures
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
Sat, May 19, 2012, 10am - 12pm
Tickets: 25 members, 30 non-members
Experience the abundant natural beauty of West Laurel Hill Cemetery, located in Bala Cynwyd, Lower Merion Township. Situated high overlooking the Schuylkill River, the cemetery's 185 acres are arranged in a "landscape lawn" manner with winding roads and undulating hills accented by distinctive specimen trees. We will examine its compelling landscape history and beauty as well as its stunning architectural treasures. Recognized as a National Register of Historic Places site, it contains over 275 free-standing family mausoleums, commemorating the lives of many famous Philadelphians. Some notables include W. Atlee Burpee, pioneer seedsman, Anna Jarvis, founder of Mothers' Day, and many late 19th-century industrialists. We will meet at the Bell Tower/Conservatory located inside the cemetery grounds. Directions will be sent.
West Laurel Hill Cemetery, located in Bala Cynwyd, Lower Merion Township We will meet at the Bell Tower/Conservatory located inside the cemetery grounds. Directions will be sent.
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