22 August 2017

burying grounds

the cemetery at king's chapel (1749) dates to 1630 and was the city's first --- a couple of blocks away is the granary cemetery, which was opened in 1660 --- both cemeteries are replete with images of death --- the five men killed in the boston massacre are buried in a single tomb near the granary cemetery entrance --- graves of three signers of the declaration of independence, mother goose, and other luminaries are buried there too --- isaiah rogers designed the wonderful egyptian-revival entrance, completed 1840

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

great headstones. thanks for the pictures.