Mount Pleasant Cemetery


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Title

Mount Pleasant Cemetery

Subject

Description

The Mount Pleasant Cemetery is a leader and example of the Rural Cemetery Movement and Newark's oldest cemetery. The grounds include a variety of significant funerary monuments, including the Cook Tomb. The 1877 entry gates on Broadway were designed by Thomas Stent.

Date

c. 1844

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State

extant

Condition History

Additional land was acquired and developed in 1948-1852 and 1878. More land was acquired and laid out in 1883-1886 by Jeremiah D. Poinier, and in 1903 by Harrison Van Duyne.

Bibliography

Gordon, Mark W., and Anthony Schuman, editors. Newark Landmark Treasures: A Guide to the Landmark Buildings, Parks, Public Art & Historic Districts in New Jersey’s Metropolis. Newark Preservation and Landmarks Committee, 2016, p. 73.

Historic American Buildings Survey. "Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Gateway, 375 Broadway Street, Newark, Essex County, NJ." HABS NJ,7-NEARK,37-A-.

National Register of Historic Places, Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, National Register #87000836.

Style

Gothic

Collection

Related Entries

Item Relations

Item: Cook Tomb, Mount Pleasant Cemetery Is Part Of This Item

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