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.
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
Location. 42° 45.319′ N, 73° 40.283′ W. Marker is in Troy, New York, in Rensselaer County. Marker can be reached from Oakwood Road. Touch for map. The marker is on the south side of the building beside the base of the bell tower in Oakwood Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Troy NY 12182, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Henry Freeman 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); Major General John Ellis Wool (approx. 0.4 miles away); San Francisco Giants (approx. half a mile 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,
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 . . .
1. Bella Morte - GARDNER EARL CREMATORIUM & COLUMBARIUM (Oakwood Cemetery). (Submitted on May 7, 2016, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
2. National Historic Landmark Form. (Submitted on May 10, 2016, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
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