The Gothic Gatehouse at the North Entrance of the Mount Hope Cemetery, just outside of Downtown Rochester, NY.
Founded in 1838, the Mount Hope Cemetery was America's first municipal Victorian cemetery. It is the final resting place for notable Rochesterians including Nathaniel Rochester, Susan B. Anthony, Frederick Douglass, John Jacob Bausch and Henry Lomb (Bausch & Lomb), Frank E. Gannett and many others.
Designed by A.J. Warner, the gate house was added in 1874 to complement the Gothic gatehouse. Its alternative chapel ("1912 Chapel") can be found on the south side of the newer part of cemetery.
The entire Mt. Hope-Highland Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on January 21, 1974. It includes the Ellwanger and Barry Botanic Gardens and Mt. Hope Cemetery; notably the Warner Castle, the cemetery Gothic chapel and the Gothic Gatehouse at the cemetery's north entrance.
Present-day view would be from Mt. Hope Avenue, click here.
Entrance to the Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester, N.Y.
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