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Charles Baber Cemetery (Mount Laurel Cemetery)

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Mount Laurel Cemetery
1867, Thomas Meehan. Market St. at 14th St.

The cemetery's Egyptian Revival gatehouse on axis with 14th Street is flanked by stone cubes topped by cavetto cornices. Philadelphian Meehan was the author of The American Handbook of Ornamental Trees (1853) and a noted landscape designer who presumably was responsible for the garden layout. The gatehouse is a conservative carryover of the Egyptian styles that had long been associated with funereal architecture and were common in the 1830s through the 1850s.

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Author: 
George E. Thomas
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George E. Thomas, "Charles Baber Cemetery (Mount Laurel Cemetery)", [Pottsville, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/PA-02-SC11.

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, 448-448.

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