Sunday, March 08, 2009

Save Old North Cemetery

The Old North Cemetery, off Main Street in the city's north end, is the final resting place of many of the key names in Hartford's early history, including Daniel Wadsworth and Horace Bushnell. It's also been in neglect for many years. (This website has a New York Times article from 2000 that outlined the dire situation of Old North and other city cemeteries.) Now, though, the city and a firm that specializes in the preservation of historic landscapes are working on a master plan for preserving what's left of the place. On Tuesday, March 10, they will hold a public meeting on their work to date. It will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Ropkins Branch Library of the SAND Elementary School at 1750 Main Street--right next to the cemetery. (Google map)

For more on the project, read this item on the Hartford Preservation Alliance website.

For more on Old North and its famous residents, go to the indispensable