Friday, March 16, 2012

The Strong Lot

One catches a nice glimpse of this impressive monument from South Ridge Road, the main route leading uphill from the Cemetery office, but that glimpse is actually from the rear. The monument actually faces a half-forgotten path which runs parallel to the road.

This Gothic brownstone, complete with a flaming urn atop, stands at the center of the Strong family lot. Anthony M. Strong was an original Trustee of the Rural Cemetery.

The smaller marble monument adjacent marks the grave of Robert Strong who died at Camp Bonnet Carre in Louisiana during the Civil War.

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