Highland Lawn Cemetery
The entrance to Highland Lawn Cemetery
4520 Wabash Ave., Terre Haute, Indiana
|Size||139 acres (56 ha)|
|No. of graves||over 16,000|
|Find a Grave||Highland Lawn Cemetery|
|The Political Graveyard||Highland Lawn Cemetery|
Highland Lawn Cemetery
|Architect||Vrydaugh, Jesse A.; Heidenreich Company; Floyd, W.H.|
|Architectural style||Richardsonian Romanesque|
|NRHP reference #||90001790 |
|Added to NRHP||November 29, 1990|
The cemetery features a Richardsonian Romanesque chapel built by architect Jesse A. Vrydaugh in 1893 for a cost of $10,000. In the 1980s, the chapel underwent renovation which was completed in March 1988. Highland Lawn also includes a bell tower built by the Heidenreich Company in 1894, a gateway arch completed by Edward Hazledine and a Colonial rest house designed by W.H. Floyd.
Highland Lawn was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990 for its significance in agriculture and landscaping.
Folklore [ edit ]
The cemetery is known in local folklore including the story of Stiffy Green, a taxidermied dog buried in his owner's tomb who was said to bark periodically, and of Martin Sheets, who was convinced he would be buried alive and thus installed a telephone inside of his tomb with a direct line to the cemetery's main office.
References [ edit ]
- Highland Lawn Cemetery
- "Highland Lawn Cemetery". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-05-13.
- Linden, Blanche M.G. (2007). Silent City on a Hill: Picturesque Landscapes of Memory and Boston's Mount Auburn Cemetery. Amherst, Massachusetts: University of Massachusetts Press. p. 295. ISBN 978-1-55849-571-5. Retrieved 15 September 2019.
- "Indiana State Historic Architectural and Archaeological Research Database (SHAARD)"(Searchable database). Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology. Retrieved 2016-07-01.Note: This includes Susan Allen; Nicholas Kalogeresis; Rita Kendall (July 1990). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Highland Lawn Cemetery" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-07-01. and Accompanying photographs
- Taylor, Troy (2001). Beyond the Grave: History of America's Most Haunted Cemeteries. Whitechapel Press.
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