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Easton Cemetery

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1849–1870. 401 N. 7th St.
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)

Easton Cemetery is the finest nineteenth-century cemetery in the Lehigh Valley. It dates from 1849, when Dr. Traill Green, professor of chemistry at Lafayette College, proposed a picturesque out-of-town cemetery to be located on the rise at the northwest edge of the town, above Bushkill Creek. Thirty-four acres were acquired and laid out, to which another fourteen were added in 1870. Several structures are of particular note, including the Gothic gateway (1882) at N. 7th Street and the Gothic Revival chapel (1875) just within the entrance, designed by I. H. Loenholdt. There is also a picturesque gatehouse added by local architect William Michler in 1900. Another major structure is the Easton Memorial Mausoleum (1917), a Doric essay in classical symmetry.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


What's Nearby


George E. Thomas, "Easton Cemetery", [Easton, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 2

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, George E. Thomas, with Patricia Likos Ricci, Richard J. Webster, Lawrence M. Newman, Robert Janosov, and Bruce Thomas. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 267-267.

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