Springdale Cemetery

Springdale Cemetery


Springdale Cemetery

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Springdale Cemetery is a historic cemetery in the U.S. city of Peoria, Illinois. The property was acquired in 1854, and the first interment took place in April 1857. The Cemetery is an active burial ground, and the property contains 15 private mausoleums. The historic gatehouse, constructed in 1901, was razed in 2010. The public mausoleum, which was designed by the Chicago architectural firm of Lovell & Lovell, was completed in 1929 and has been expanded twice. The cemetery once grew to over but has since retracted to its present size of 223 acres. The property includes six and a half miles of winding driveways. The cemetery is the final resting place for nearly 78,000 individuals from the Peoria area. The property is not fully developed, and as a result, the Cemetery can accommodate another 50,000 burials. The Cemetery permits traditional burial in the ground, entombment in the mausoleum, inurnment of cremated remains in crypts and in burial lots, and a scattering garden. The Cemetery is actively planning for green burial.

Springdale Cemetery is has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a historic district since December 10, 2004. The district contains 53 properties, just three of which are classified as non-contributing members to the historic district. The contributing properties within the district include 3 buildings, one site, 17 structures and 29 objects., Illinois Historic Preservation Agency,...
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