Category Archives: Cemetery Gates

The Crown Hill Cemetery Gates

The gates and the waiting station at the Crown Hill Cemetery at Indianapolis, Indiana, were designed by Adolph Scherrer in 1885—a busy year for him, as he was also supervising the construction of the Italian Renaissance-style Indiana Capitol building. The … Continue reading

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Union Deposit Cemetery

The cemetery gate in the photo is of a small cemetery in rural Pennsylvania, just outside Hershey.  The gate is typical of many of the small cemetery gates that are made of iron rod and steel construction.  What struck me … Continue reading

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Dry Stone Wall

The Convenanter Cemetery is nestled in a quiet residential neighborhood in Bloomington, Indiana.  The two portals into the graveyard are simple wrought-iron gates, the only entryways through the stone walls, reminiscent of rural England and Scotland, that surround the tiny cemetery. Many refer to the this … Continue reading

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Country Gates

Marking the portal to many country cemeteries are simple gates made of metal letters stretched between two metal poles.  In this case the date of the first burial is commemorated above the cemetery name along with cut-out crosses and upright crosses.  

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