Crown Hill (Hardcover)

History, Spirit, Sanctuary

By Douglas A. Wissing, Marianne Tobias, Rebecca W. Dolan

Indiana Historical Society, 9780871953018, 380pp.

Publication Date: December 16, 2013

List Price: 39.95*
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Listed on the national register of historic places in 1973, Crown Hill cemetery has been a vital part of the Indianapolis community dating back to its first interment, Lucy Ann Seaton, on June 2, 1864. since then, Crown Hill has grown from a "rural cemetery" into the nation's third largest private cemetery and is a community treasure that serves a broad range of needs and stands as a monument to the memories of hundreds of famous Hoosiers and the thousands more who selected Crown Hill as their final resting place.

Published by the Indiana Historical Society Press in cooperation with the Crown Hill Heritage Foundation, Crown Hill examines the cemetery's complete history and places its story in the larger

historical context of the development and growth of american landscape architecture. In addition, the book includes vignettes of the famous families and individuals buried and/or entombed at Crown Hill and numerous photographs.