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New York Marble Cemetery

Incorporated 1831

 
 
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By R. C., January 1, 2011
1. New York Marble Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Enclosed within this block is the oldest public non-sectarian cemetery in the city. Descendants of the 19th century owners may still be buried here. The 156 solid marble vaults were built completely underground as a health precaution. Though no markers are on the ground, names of the original owners from each family are on marble tablets in the surrounding walls. The cemetery is a New York City Landmark and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites.
 
Location. 40° 43.566′ N, 73° 59.406′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Second Avenue. Between East 3rd & 4th Streets. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 41 1/2 Second Avenue, New York NY 10003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. New York’s “Little Germany” (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Secret Cemetery Secret Garden (about 500 feet away); Tin Palace Jazz Club (about 500 feet away); Then You Saw It/Now You Don’t (about 600
New York Marble Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. C., January 1, 2011
2. New York Marble Cemetery Marker
feet away); World’s Smallest Opera House (about 600 feet away); Bouwerie Lane Theater (about 600 feet away); Casting At The Cast Iron Bank: (about 600 feet away); The Hippest Place on Earth (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
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By Larry Gertner, July 16, 2017
3. New York Marble Cemetery
Vault layout
New York Marble Cemetery Preservation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, July 16, 2017
4. New York Marble Cemetery Preservation Marker
New York Marble Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, July 16, 2017
5. New York Marble Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 7, 2011, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 503 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 7, 2011, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey.   3, 4, 5. submitted on April 11, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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