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New York City Marble Cemetery

New York Designated Landmark

 
 
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 30, 2017
1. New York City Marble Cemetery Marker
Inscription. New York's second non-sectarian cemetery was started in 1831, one year after the first. The underground family vaults are individually marked by many monuments. James Lenox, a founder of the New York Public Library, is buried here as well as two mayors of New York, Stephen Allen and Isaac Varian. Other notables interred here are: Preserved Fish, a prominent merchant; James Henry Roosevelt, founder of Roosevelt Hospital; Moses Taylor, the financier; John Lloyd Stephens, the archaeologist; and the Kip Family of Kip's Bay.

Plaque provided by New York Community Trust
 
Erected by New York Community Trust.
 
Location. 40° 43.471′ N, 73° 59.349′ W. Marker is in New York City, New York, in New York County. Marker is on East 2nd Street east of Second Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 52-73 East 2nd Street, New York NY 10003, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. New York Marble Cemetery (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bouwerie Lane Theater (approx. 0.2 miles away); Firehouse Engine Company No. 33 (approx. mile away); Allen Ginsberg
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 30, 2017
2. New York City Marble Cemetery Marker - Wide View
(approx. mile away); Old Merchants House of New York (approx. mile away); Stuyvesant Polyclinic (approx. 0.3 miles away); De Vinne Press Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); 376-380 Lafayette Street (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York City.
 
More about this marker. This cemetery is not to be confused with the nearby, but different, New York Marble Cemetery.
 
Also see . . .  The New York City Marble Cemetery Official Website. "People of national importance buried in the cemetery include Moses Taylor, an exceedingly wealthy New York financier, who backed Cyrus Field in the first Atlantic Cable venture, and who strongly supported the Lincoln administration during the Civil War, heading the bankers' committee which took the first federal loan in 1861. Another nationally known figure buried here is John Lloyd Stephens, who pioneered archeological research in the Mayan country of Mexico in the Nineteenth Century; his vault is marked by a Mayan glyph designed by his celebrated collaborator, Frederick Catherwood. John Ericsson, inventor of the
New York City Marble Cemetery - National Register of Historic Places Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 30, 2017
3. New York City Marble Cemetery - National Register of Historic Places Plaque
ironclad Monitor, was also buried here before his body was returned to Sweden in 1890. According to tradition, here also repose in the "Ministers' Vault" the oldest white men's bones interred on the island of Manhattan, those of the Dutch dominies, brought here from their original resting place at the foot of the Island....The most important person buried in this cemetery was ex-President James Monroe, who had moved to New York in 1830, after the death of his wife, to live with his son-in-law, Samuel Gouverneur. Gouverneur owned a vault in the cemetery, and when Monroe died on July 4, 1831, he became one of the first to be buried here. The interment ceremonies were carried out with much pomp and military pageantry, which served to increase greatly the prestige of the cemetery. In 1857, however, a number of Virginians residing in New York decided to erect a monument over Monroe's vault. This move prompted the Virginia Legislature to pass a resolution to have the ex-President's remains returned to Virginia. The Gouverneur family agreed, and on July 2, 1858, Monroe's body was removed to the Church of the Annunciation on Fourteenth Street, while church bells tolled and every ship in the harbor flew its flag at half mast. It lay there in state for several days and was finally sent by steamer to Virginia, preceded in another ship by its escort, the Seventh Regiment. It was reburied at
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 30, 2017
4. New York City Marble Cemetery - View Through Gates
Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond." (Submitted on July 11, 2017.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 30, 2017
5. New York City Marble Cemetery - View Through the Fence
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 11, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 55 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 11, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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