Antique Images

The following are engravings of monuments from various sections of the State Street Burying Grounds prior to the establishment of Washington Park.   They were relocated to new family lots within the Rural Cemetery.  These engravings appeared in Joel Munsell’s multi-volume Annals of Albany.

Annals 4308taylor copyThis monument, originally erected in the Episcopal section of the State Street Burying Grounds, was relocated to the Albany Rural Cemetery.  It stands in a family lot in the Moordanaerskill Ravine.  A recent photograph appears here.

munsellannals3statestreetwebster2 copyThe monument of Charles R. Webster.  This stone shaft was relocated to the South Ridge of the Rural Cemetery and can be seen in this blog post.

Monuments in former State Street Burial GroundsThe Kane family lot at the State Street Burying Grounds.   They now stand on the South Ridge of the Rural Cemetery, though one is missing the urn and the marble panels are splitting apart.

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5787640_138555700251The towering white marble monument of publisher Jesse Buel was removed from the Burying Grounds and now stands of the South Ridge of the Rural Cemetery not far from Erastus D. Palmer’s famous Angels At The Sepulchre.

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