Old North Burying Ground Preservation Plan

The Old North Burying Ground in Ipswich MA
The Old North Burying Ground Preservation Plan was recently completed by Martha Lyon Landscape Architecture and Fannin-Lehner Preservation Consultants. This site features a comprehensive index of the Old North Burying Ground, including photos of 1300 graves representing 1800 interments, based on the 1935 book Memento Mori produced by the Ipswich Historical Society.
Funding for the Old North Burying Ground preservation study was provided by the Harold Bowen Fund, the Ipswich Historical Commission, a grant from Essex National Heritage, and a grant from the Massachusetts Preservation Projects Fund.
Paul McGinley spearheaded the project and guiding it to completion with the assistance of Gordon Harris. William Thoen provided consultation regarding structural engineering. Kaley Dorey, intern with the Planning Dept created the database and took photos. John Glassford shared photos from the FindaGrave site.  Jeff Puter, director of Parks and Cemeteries met with us regularly. Joshua Gerloff cleared brush around many of the graves, making it possible to study them for the survey.
Thanks to Glenn Gibbs and Ethan Parsons for their valuable assistance in the Ipswich Planning Department. Town historian Gordon Harris created and maintains the Historical Commission website in addition to his blog, Stories from Ipswich.
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