Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

New Jersey Historic Trust Affiliated with the Department of Community Affairs

Mount Pleasant Cemetery

Garden State Historic Preservation Trust Fund
Capital Preservation Grant Level II
Grant Award: $210,225 (2002)
Grant Recipient: Mount Pleasant Cemetery
County: Essex
Municipality: Newark

In 1877 the Belleville brownstone structures at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, a public cemetery, were built to the design of architect Thomas Stent in the Victorian Gothic style. The 2002 Trust grant helped fund phase three of the cemetery's on-going building restoration program. The work consisted of stabilization and repairs to the two brownstone buildings at the Belleville entrance of the cemetery, the Liche Gate entranceway, the receiving vault, and the founders' monument.

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