Lowell, Middlesex County, MA
This cemetery, now privately maintained and still current, was founded in 1841 overlooking the Concord River. Apparently inspired by Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, MA, it is the second oldest 'garden' cemetery in the country - Mount Auburn was the first. There are some very unique gravestones here, as well as some personages of note, and it has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1998. Now 85 acres in total, with a working, 1885 granite chapel and some rather impressive gates, it has retained the original charm the architect and planners intended; a place that was once heavily frequented as the beautiful, tree'd park it was intended to be.
The J.C. Ayer Lion
On to the unusual:
The Willoughby sofa
The Ebert's favorite chair
..a good chair always requires a good book:
..and the empty child's bed.
But there are those that will watch over them...
..and protect them.
A man and a woman wait at the Parker tomb, he contemplates a sarcophagus, she, a caduceus.
A 32nd degree Master Mason proclaims his rank.
Amasa Pratt, in perpetual care.
-all photos property of Dick Howe Jr.