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Cedar Hill Cemetery
about 1866
Maker:Made by Unknown
Lithography; black printer's ink on wove paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 12 1/4 x 6 3/8in. (31.1 x 16.2cm) Sheet (height x width): 14 1/2 x 9 3/8in. (36.8 x 23.8cm)
Credit Line: Connecticut Historical Society collection
Gallery Copy: Cedar Hill Cemetery is Hartford's great nineteenth-century rural cemetery, in the tradition of Cambridge's Mount Auburn. Designed by Jacob Weidenmann, the landscape architect responsible for Bushnell Park, it was completed in 1866. Weidenmann's design provided a park-like setting, with winding roads, ponds, and ornamental plantings. In fact, there is nothing intrinsic to the map that suggests the purpose of the property. It might easily be mistaken for a map of a park or a residential development rather than a cemetery. While parts of the map correspond closely to the cemetery as it exists today, there are major differences,possibly reflecting either changes that were made to the plan before it was executed as well as changes that have been made to cemetery as it developed through the years.
Description: Map of Cedar Hill Cemetery in Hartford, Connecticut, showing the paths and natural features of the site. The location of Cedar Croft, presumably a private home, is noted in brown ink in the corner of the map, outside the cemetery grounds. Fairfield Avenue is the diagonal road in the foreground.
Cartographic Note: No scale
Inscription: Recto, top left, handwritten in black ink: "11" Top left, handwritten in black ink: "Cedar Croft / [illegible]" Verso, lower left, handwritten in pencil: "Cedar Hill Cemetary, Htfd. / incorporated 1864 / 258 Acres"
Object Number: 2012.312.14
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