Saturday, May 15, 2021

Kensico

I went across the New York state line to get something yesterday.  On the way back I came across Kensico Cemetery and Gardens, so I turned in.  The entrance and tower gate are attention-getting.


The cemetery has far more mausoleums than most other cemeteries I have seen.



The 250-acre cemetery dates back to 1889, when New York City cemeteries were running out of room.  It was built on farmland in Valhalla, because of railroad access.  Noted baseball players and entertainers are buried here.  I saw mention of Sergei Rachmaninoff and Anne Bancroft

5 comments:

Stefan Jansson said...

I know a guy called Urban,a fairly normal name over here. Don't think he will ever have his own mausoleum.

Barbara R. said...

That's certainly a cemetery with stars buried there.

Lois Evensen said...

What a beautiful place. Valhalla is an appropriate place, too.

Taken For Granted said...

Cemeteries often have interesting histories and this one certainly does. Fancy mausoleums suggest multiple generations of prominent families. Could not have found a better name than Valhalla and the railroad connection makes perfect sense.

William Kendall said...

This cemetery is quite peaceful.