Saturday, May 11, 2013

dead-house

The Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church Cemetery has grave markers dating back to 1806
one of its more unusual features is the 1863 Octagonal Vault, or deadhouse, used to store caskets during the winter.

Cemetery Sunday

3 comments:

Nicola Carpenter said...

Interesting post with fabulous pictures. Thank you for linking up with Cemetery Sunday.

Beneath Thy Feet

Annie said...

Intriguing building. I googled it and found some good history on Wiki. Good reading.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh how interesting. I've never lived in extreme cold, so never thought about the need for such a place.

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