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|Type of Document
||Jones, Jason F.
||Places :a columbarium and chapel in Lynchburg's Old City Cemetery
||Master of Architecture
|Mashburn, Joseph L.
|Weiner, Frank H.
|Date of Defense
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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