Title page for ETD etd-09092008-064336


Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Jones, Jason F.
URN etd-09092008-064336
Title Places :a columbarium and chapel in Lynchburg's Old City Cemetery
Degree Master of Architecture
Department Architecture
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Sarpaneva, Pia Committee Chair
Mashburn, Joseph L. Committee Member
Weiner, Frank H. Committee Member
Keywords
  • cemeteries
Date of Defense 1997-02-05
Availability restricted
Abstract
The increased awareness of the cemetery and its importance to the city's history created numerous requests for the purchase of burial plots. As a result, a 1965 ordinance that had ended the sale of burial plots in the cemetery was overturned allowing for the interment or dispersal of ashes on the cemetery's grounds.

Despite it's rediscovery, the Old City Cemetery remains a tranquil place. Today, visitors come for various reasons. For many, the cemetery's Confederate section, surrounded by 10 foot boxwoods and filled with majestic sugar maples looming over rows of small stone markers, is the main attraction. But for others, the cemetery is a place of solitude. Panoramic views of the distant mountains and the timeless essence of this "garden cemetery" provide an atmosphere for contemplation.

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