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Green-Wood Cemetery


Why is this site significant?

Predating both Central Park and Prospect Park, Green-Wood was one of the most significant public green spaces in 19th-century America. Its carefully constructed bucolic landscape reflected changing notions not only of death but of nature, and Green-Wood helped to inaugurate a rising trend of so-called rural cemeteries and public parks. Its grounds are a museum of monuments and statuary by leading architects and artists – including Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Richard Upjohn, and Warren & Wetmore, architects of Grand Central Terminal – working in a wide range of styles.


What did the New York Landmarks Conservancy do?

We provided a $10,000 grant that supported the restoration of monuments damaged during 2012’s Superstorm Sandy and in 2021 a $3,000 grant to reset an obelisk after Hurricane Isaias.






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