Why is this site significant?
This sprawling cemetery, comprising more than 300 acres within the confines of New York City, is among the most beautiful in the world. American cemeteries had served as catalysts for the public parks movement in the mid-19th century. Woodlawn is firmly within that tradition: a cemetery that, in addition to serving as a resting place for the deceased, introduced a much-needed element of rus in urbe—“country in city”—into the burgeoning metropolis. Amongst the monuments and mausoleums that punctuate Woodlawn’s grounds are fine examples of Art Nouveau, Egyptian Revival, Greek Revival, and Romanesque Revival architecture and design.
What did the New York Landmarks Conservancy do?
We gave a $10,000 grant that helped restore monuments damaged during Superstorm Sandy in 2012.