Help plan the future of historic Greenlawn Cemetery

Roundtable VIRTUAL DiscussionEvent by Megan Riccardi, Salem City Councillor – Ward 6

Monday, February 1, 2021 at 6:30 PM EST – 8 PM EST

Price: Free · Duration: 1 hr 30 min

Online: preservingsalem.com

The City of Salem is in the process of developing a master plan to guide future improvements, expansion, and long-term management of its largest place of interment, the 55-acre historic Greenlawn Cemetery.

Dating to 1807, Greenlawn was enlarged and embellished in the mid 19th century and laid out in the Rural or Garden Cemetery style. The property recently was added to the National Register of Historic Places, but despite this honor, suffers from decades of minimal maintenance. A shortage of available interment space has diminished the cemetery’s ability to financially sustain itself, further compromising upkeep.

Through the master planning process, the City hopes to restore the character and quality of Greenlawn’s historic landscape, funding this effort, in part, through the development and sale of new, sensitively designed interment sites.

THE CITY WELCOMES YOUR THOUGHTS AND IDEAS!
For more information about this project, please contact Bob LeBlanc, Cemetery Superintendent, at rleblanc@salem.com Monday, February 1st 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

To access the ZOOM MEETING LINK, visit:
https://www.preservingsalem.com/greenlawn-cemetery-master… 

Via Zoom Meeting:
WEB I.D. # 81084864274
Passcode: # 225213

ALL ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE

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