Laurel Hill Cemetery facts for kids
|Laurel Hill Cemetery|
Laurel Hill Cemetery gatehouse
|Location||3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA|
|Architectural style(s)||Exotic Revival, Gothic, Classical Revival|
A group of wealthy people from Philadelphia wanted a cemetery outside the city. They found a place for it in Laurel Hill. It used to be owned by a businessman named Joseph Sims. Building of the cemetery started in 1836. It was finished in 1839. The Scottish architect John Notman designed the cemetery. It was his first commission. There is a chapel. It is made in the Gothic architecture style.
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