Troy in Rensselaer County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Gardner Earl Memorial Chapel & Crematorium
Chapel And Crematorium
Has Been Designated A
National Historic Landmark
This Site Possesses National Significance in Commemorating The History of The United States of America
Built Between 1888 and 1889, This Memorial to Cremation Advocate Gardner Earl Is The Most Architecturally and Technologically Sophisticated of the Nation's Early Public Crematoria. Its Elegant Ceremonial Chapel Affirmed Cremation as an Alternative to Traditional Burials
United States Department of the Interior
Erected 2012 by National Park Service Department of the Interior.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1889.
Location. 42° 45.319′ N, 73° 40.283′ W. Marker is Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Troy NY 12182, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Henry Freeman (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Third Street Burial Grounds, 1824 (about 600 feet away); Historic Oakwood Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); George Henry Thomas (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Peter's Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); Warren Family Mortuary Chapel: 1861 (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Paine (approx. 0.4 miles away); Oakwood Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Troy.
Regarding Gardner Earl Memorial Chapel & Crematorium. Oakwood Cemetery is a non-sectarian not-for-profit cemetery located in Troy, NY and widely known as the final resting place of "Uncle Sam" Wilson. Founded in 1848, the still active cemetery is designed and maintained as a rural park-like setting with hundreds of acres of both wooded and open space, 10-12 miles of winding roads and several beautiful ponds and waterfalls. The Gardner Earl Memorial Chapel & Crematorium is the crown jewel of Oakwood Cemetery.
William S. Earl, married Hannah M. Gardner, the boss's daughter, and with their national collar and cuffs manufacturing firm,
The Gardner Earl Memorial Chapel & Crematorium was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on February 25, 2004, and more recently designated a National Historic Landmark on March 2, 2012
Also see . . . Gardner Earl Crematorium & Columbarium (Oakwood Cemetery). Bella Morte website entry (Submitted on May 7, 2016, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
Additional keywords. Oakwood Cemetery
Credits. This page was last revised on May 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 7, 2016, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 413 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 7, 2016, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. 6, 7. submitted on May 12, 2016, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. 8. submitted on May 7, 2016, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.