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Highland Lawn Cemetery

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Established  1884
Size  139 acres (56 ha)
Find a Grave  Highland Lawn Cemetery
Phone  +1 812-877-2531
Architectural style  Richardsonian Romanesque
Country  United States
No. of graves  over 16,000
Founded  1884
Added to NRHP  29 November 1990
Highland Lawn Cemetery
Location  4520 Wabash Ave., Terre Haute, Indiana
Address  4420 Wabash Ave, Terre Haute, IN 47803, USA
Burials  Max Ehrmann, Valeska Suratt, Claude Bowers, Everett Sanders, John G. Davis
Similar  Roselawn Funeral Home, Vigo County Historical, Shattered Nightmares, Asylum Concepts Inc

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Highland Lawn Cemetery is a city-owned cemetery in Terre Haute, Indiana. Opened in 1884, the cemetery includes 139 acres (0.56 km2).


The cemetery features a Richardsonian Romanesque chapel built by architect Jesse A. Vrydaugh in 1893 for a cost of $10,000. In the 1980s, the chapel underwent renovation which was completed in March 1988. Highland Lawn also includes a bell tower built by the Heidenreich Company in 1894, a gateway arch completed by Edward Hazledine and a Colonial rest house designed by W.H. Floyd.

Famous interments include political figure Eugene V. Debs, author Max Ehrmann, and actress Valeska Suratt.

Highland Lawn was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990 for its significance in agriculture and landscaping.

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The cemetery is known in local folklore including the story of Stiffy Green, a taxidermied dog buried in his owner's tomb who was said to bark periodically, and of Martin Sheets, who was convinced he would be buried alive and thus installed a telephone inside of his tomb with a direct line to the cemetery's main office.


Highland Lawn Cemetery Wikipedia

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