White Plains Rural Cemetery

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White Plains Rural Cemetery
White Plains Rural Cemetery 2012-09-23 12-26 jeh.jpg
White Plains Rural Cemetery is located in New York
White Plains Rural Cemetery
White Plains Rural Cemetery is located in the United States
White Plains Rural Cemetery
Location167 N. Broadway, White Plains, New York
Coordinates41°2′50″N 73°46′20″W / 41.04722°N 73.77222°W / 41.04722; -73.77222Coordinates: 41°2′50″N 73°46′20″W / 41.04722°N 73.77222°W / 41.04722; -73.77222
Area26 acres (11 ha)
Built1854
ArchitectJenkins, John F.
Architectural styleRural Cemetery
NRHP reference No.03000247 [1]
Added to NRHPSeptember 19, 2003

White Plains Rural Cemetery is a historic cemetery located in the city of White Plains, Westchester County, New York. The cemetery was organized in 1854 and designed in 1855. It contains miles of narrow, paved roads, none of which is in a straight line. The roads create circular and lozenge-shaped areas for burials. Also on the property is a former church, now cemetery office. It was built in 1797, and is a ​2 12-story, five-by-three-bay frame building with a high-pitched gable roof. It was modified for office use in 1881.[2]

The cemetery was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2003.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ Peter D. Shaver (February 2003). "National Register of Historic Places Registration:White Plains Rural Cemetery". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2010-12-30. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) See also: "Accompanying eight photos".