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Recent Articles

Hartford’s “Rain of Parks”

Rev. Francis Goodwin (1839-1923), laid to rest in Section 10 of Cedar Hill, was widely recognized for his work as an advocate for Hartford parks. Goodwin served as a member of the Hartford Park Board from 1880 to 1910. He was considered the “moving spirit” of the Board. During his 30-year tenure, he helped make…

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Putto, Not a Cherub?

The small monument for Anna Rinda Marcy, who died in 1882 at age 1, features a putto or a chubby male child, usually nude and sometimes winged. Today putto and cherub are commonly used interchangeably although their origins are distinct. Cherubim refer to Biblical angels, which are the second order of angels. Cherubim guard the…

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Zinkies at Cedar Hill

Two “white bronze” monuments, popularly known today as zinkies, grace the grounds of Cedar Hill Cemetery. They mark the Coit Lot in Section 3 and the Parry Lot in Section 5.   The Monumental Bronze Company, the sole producer of white bronze monuments in the United States, made the Coit and Parry monuments. Incorporated in…

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Restoration of Llyn Mawr Begins

Cedar Hill Cemetery is undertaking the restoration of Llyn Mawr, the picturesque pond located along the entryway drive. One of the most impressive features of Cedar Hill’s landscape is the ornamental foreground. This 65-acre parcel effectively secludes the burial sections of the cemetery from the roadway. Within the foreground, on the left of the entryway…

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