Monday, December 28, 2009

Saving historic Va. cemeteries

Volunteers in Richmond, Va., are working to save two historic cemeteries that have been damaged by nature and neglect.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Green burial grows in popularity in Georgia

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has a feature story about the growth in interest of green burials in Fulton County, Georgia.

Wreaths Across America

The Washington Post reports on Wreaths Across America.
A columnist at the Phila. Inquirer reports on his participation.

Cemetery mapping project in South Dakota

A cemetery in Fort Pierre, South Dakota, received a $2,000 grant to map a cemetery that dates to the late 1800s.

Judge OKs cemetery seizure for O'Hare expansion

Just found some reports on the Web about this case. A judge OK'd the seizure of about 6 acres for the expansion of O'Hare airport in Chicago.
Chicago Tribune
Chicago Sun-Times

Thursday, December 10, 2009

New report: "Designing for Place in Urban Cemeteries

Here's an academic article from Georgia Tech about cemeteries as important places in urban environments. It focuses on Atlanta's historic Oakland Cemetery.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

A blogger at Planetizen has written about a Baptist minister's desire to bury his son in the backyard of the minister's church. Zoning laws prohibit the action, though there are no state prohibitions.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Philadelphia graves moved to make way for parking lot

Archeologists are removing the remains of about 1,500 people in the Northeast section of the city to make way for parking at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America.