Norfolk, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Elmwood’s romantic landscaping and elaborate monuments and statuary are characteristic of the Victorian era. Of note is the Recording Angel watching over Euphania Couper’s grave, designed and executed by her internationally acclaimed sculptor son William Couper, a Norfolk native.
John Core’s ornate mausoleum is an architectural masterpiece. Core left detailed instructions in his 1910 will, designating $100,000 for a mausoleum and $5,000 to employ “two of the best lawyers” to defend the will against challengers. The bronze sculptures flanking the mausoleum’s entrance are the work of New York sculptor Edward Field Sanford.
Elmwood’s thoroughfares, originally paved with oyster shells, form a cross. Grassy carriage paths laid out in a grid pattern enable families to drive directly to their plots
Erected by City of Norfolk.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites.
Location. 36° 51.555′ N, 76° 16.888′ W. Marker is in Norfolk, Virginia. Marker is on East Princess Anne Road west of Smith Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 238 E Princess Anne Rd, Norfolk VA 23510, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cedar Grove Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Elmwood Cemetery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); West Point Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named West Point Cemetery (approx. Ľ mile away); West Point Monument at Elmwood Cemetery (approx. Ľ mile away); West Point Monument (approx. Ľ mile away); Ella J. Baker (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort Tar (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Norfolk.
Also see . . . Elmwood Cemetery - City of Norfolk, Virginia - Official Website. (Submitted on July 5, 2018, by Cynthia L. Clark of Suffolk, Virginia.)
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