Notable Monuments

Cedar Hill Cemetery’s impressive monuments commemorate the lives of those buried here and in particular the markers located in the historic sections are creative expressions of Victorian funerary art.

Daniel Russell Monument

The Daniel Russell Monument is the only memorial at Cedar Hill featuring a life-size likeness of an actual person. The monument features a statue, in a sitting posture, of Daniel…

Morgan Monument

Made of Nova Scotia granite, the Morgan Monument is said to represent John Pierpont Morgan’s vision of the Ark of the Covenant. Architect George Keller designed the monument. The Bay…

Samuel Coit Monument

The hollow metal monument that graces the lot of Samuel Coit is commonly called a zinkie. Although marketed as white bronze, the monument is made of zinc and is bluish-gray…

Wells Monument

Charles T. Wells erected this monument in honor of his father, Horace Wells, in 1909. Wells, a Hartford dentist in the 1840s, was posthumously recognized as the discoverer of anesthesia.…

Stedman Memorial

The Stedman Memorial is an elaborately carved sarcophagus of military design by John M. Moffit. An English-born sculptor, Moffit is best known in Connecticut for the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument…

Beach Monument

The Gothic monument, designed by noted architect Richard Upjohn, is in the style of a ciborium or freestanding canopy supported by columns which covers a church altar. Erected in 1868,…

Howard Pyramid

Fashionable throughout the 19th-century and into the 1920s, the Egyptian Revival style incorporated motifs and imagery of ancient Egypt. Napoleon’s campaign into Egypt (1798-99) included a scientific expedition resulting in…

Welles Monument

The Welles Monument features a bronze figure in flowing gown and holding a small wreath signifying memory. The statue, marked on the right side of the base, is by Carl…

Keney Monument

Celebrated Hartford architect George Keller designed this Gothic-style monument for Walter and Henry Keney. Noted for its vertical emphasis, pointed arches and heavily ornamented spires, Gothic architecture was closely associated…

Jewell Monument

The Hartford Courant (1874) described the Jewell Monument as an “exquisite Corinthian column of granite surmounted by a bronze statue of Hope.” The Corinthian order was an Athenian invention from…

Heublein Monument

The monument is an exedra or curved bench. In ancient Greece, exedras were often used in public squares and were popular spots for the gathering of philosophers and teachers. They…

Colt Monument

Shortly after Cedar Hill Cemetery was established, Elizabeth Colt, widow of inventor and gun manufacturer Samuel Colt, commissioned James Batterson, a founding Cedar Hill director and owner of Batterson’s Monumental…

Brownell Monument

New York millionaire Gordon Burnham commissioned this monument in honor of his father-in-law, Bishop Thomas Church Brownell, founder of Trinity College. Originally a statue of Brownell, in clerical robe and…

Boardman Monument

The Boardman Monument, made of Westerly granite, is the work of New England Granite Works. Described in the company’s accounts as a new model of the Statue of Hope, the…
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Monument Fund

The Foundation raises funds to preserve Cedar Hill Cemetery’s historic memorials. To learn more about our preservation activities visit our Monument Fund page.