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Monuments

cedar hill cemetery hartford ct - 18 foot pink pyramid monumentMany of Cedar Hill’s beautiful and unique monuments were designed and executed by well-known architects and artists such as Carl Conrads, Randolph Rogers, Richard M. Upjohn and George Keller. Impressive memorial artworks include an 18-foot, pink granite pyramid marking the grave of insurance man Mark Howard, the cupola of the George Beach Memorial, which the cupola of the CT State Capitol was designed after, and the pink granite, stately memorial for financier J.P. Morgan, which represents Morgan’s vision of the Ark of the Covenant.

This unusual monument is an 18-foot tall pink granite pyramid that marks the grave of one of Cedar Hill’s founding directors, Mark Howard.

 

cedar hill cemetery hartford ct - angel gabriel monument

 

 

The Angel Gabriel by Randolph Rogers was exhibited across the country before coming to rest atop the impressive Colt monument.

 

 

 

cedar hill cemetery hartford ct - sculpture in mourning monument

 

 

Many notable sculptures portray women and children in reverie or mourning, a frequent theme in Victorian mortuary art.

 

 

 

cedar hill cemetery hartford ct - classical figures monument

 

 

 

Others depict classical figures.

 
cedar hill cemetery hartford ct - civil war monument stedman

 

 

Some monuments symbolize the personal interests or profession of the deceased.  Civil War General Griffin A. Stedman’s monument depicts his regimental cap, sword and belt and a flag bearing the names of the battles in which he fought.

 

 

cedar hill cemetery hartford ct - capewell monument

 

George Capewell perfected a way to fabricate horseshoe nails by machine.  His success made Hartford the 19th Century “Horseshoe Nail Capital of the World.”

 

 

 

cedar hill cemetery hartford ct - face figure monumentOther monuments simply convey a personal message . . .

”December Second
1902
FebvuaryTwelfth
1905

IN HER STEAD
A CHANGELING

A LITTLE
ANGEL CHILD

OF SVCH
IS THE
KINGDOM OF
HEAVEN”

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