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Woodlawn Cemetery

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1850, Henry Weld Fuller and James Cruickshanks. 302 Elm St.
  • Woodlawn Cemetery (Peter Vanderwarker or Antonina Smith)

The largest green space in Everett, Woodlawn Cemetery was laid out in 1850 as a rural cemetery modeled on Mount Auburn Cemetery (NC1) in Cambridge. The plan is typical with its curvilinear roads that conform to the natural topography. In 1897, William Hart Taylor designed the main office building, a yellow brick structure with red tile roof fronted by a corner tower with colonnaded belfry, to the left of the stone and terra-cotta gates, replacing the original lodge and gatehouse constructed in 1850. On axis with the entrance gates inside the cemetery, Loring and Phipps designed the Gothic Revival chapel in 1911, built of ashlar granite with limestone trim and highlighted by an offset octagonal tower and porte-cochere. In the 1980s and 1990s, three mausolea in a more minimal Gothic Revival style with red tile roofs were built near the chapel.

The privately operated Woodlawn Cemetery borders the municipal burying ground of Glenwood Cemetery, established in the 1890s when Everett was incorporated as a city.

Writing Credits

Keith N. Morgan


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Keith N. Morgan, "Woodlawn Cemetery", [Everett, Massachusetts], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Massachusetts

Buildings of Massachusetts: Metropolitan Boston, Keith N. Morgan, with Richard M. Candee, Naomi Miller, Roger G. Reed, and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2009, 366-367.

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