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Ferncliff Cemetery

Ferncliff Cemetery
Secor Road at Ferncliff Cemetery.
Details
Established 1902
Location Hartsdale, New York
Country United States
Website Ferncliff Cemetery Association
Find a Grave Ferncliff Cemetery and Mausoleum

Ferncliff Cemetery and Mausoleum is located at 280 Secor Road in the hamlet of Hartsdale, town of Greenburgh, Westchester County, New York, about 25 miles north of Midtown Manhattan. It was founded in 1902, and is non-sectarian. Ferncliff has three community mausoleums, a crematory, a small chapel, and a main office located in the rear of the main building.

Contents

  • Mausoleums 1
    • Ferncliff 1.1
    • Shrine of Memories 1.2
    • Rosewood 1.3
  • Ground burials 2
  • Notable interments 3
  • Cremations 4
    • Notable cremations 4.1
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Mausoleums

The main Ferncliff Mausoleum
The main gates at Ferncliff

Ferncliff Cemetery has three community mausoleums that offer what The New York Times has described as "lavish burial spaces". As of 2001, a standard crypt space in the mausoleums was priced at $15,000. The highest-priced spaces were private burial rooms with bronze gates, crystal chandeliers, and stained-glass windows, priced at $280,000.[1]

Ferncliff

The Ferncliff Mausoleum, aka "The Cathedral of Memories", is the cemetery's oldest mausoleum, constructed in 1928. It has classic architecture, but the corridors are dark without glass panes to admit natural light. Judy Garland, Ed Sullivan, and Joan Crawford are three of the most famous interments in the main mausoleum.

Shrine of Memories

The Shrine of Memories is Ferncliff's second mausoleum and was constructed in 1956. "Shrine of Memories" is a more contemporary structure than "Ferncliff Mausoleum." It has many panes of glass to admit natural light, and there is a large frieze of Christopher Columbus in the main hall of the building. Basil Rathbone is one of the most famous interments in "Shrine of Memories."

Rosewood

Rosewood is Ferncliff's most recently completed community mausoleum, having been constructed in 1999. Aaliyah and her father Michael Haughton have a private room in Rosewood. Cab Calloway is interred with his wife Zulme "Nuffie".

Ground burials

The cemetery is also known for its in-ground burials in sections located in front of the mausoleums. Ferncliff is one of the very few cemeteries that does not permit upright headstones in its outdoor plots. All outdoor grave markers are flush with the ground. This feature facilitates maintenance of the cemetery grounds. However, there are several upright headstones that were placed before this policy was instituted. Malcolm X is one of the most famous ground burials, in plot Pinewood B.

Notable interments

Cremations

Ferncliff Cemetery has the only crematory in Westchester County, New York, and performs approximately 10% of the cremations in New York State. Because of local ordinances, no additional crematories can be constructed in Westchester County.

Notable cremations

Notable people whose remains were cremated at Ferncliff and whose ashes were taken somewhere else include:

See also

References

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External links

  • Ferncliff Cemetery Association
  • Ferncliff Cemetery and Mausoleum at Find a Grave
  • U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Ferncliff Cemetery

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