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…

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Statue of Hope to be Preserved

Thanks to your generous support, the Statue of Hope (Jewell Monument) will be preserved. Your outpouring of support makes the preservation project possible. Thank you to Monument Fund donors, corporate…

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Stories in Stone – The Obelisk

With its funerary symbolism, the Egyptian Revival style was often seen in cemeteries, most notably in the form of the obelisk which represented eternal life or a ray of sunlight.

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Statue of Hope – Jewell Monument

The bronze figure atop the Jewell Monument holds an anchor, a Christian symbol of hope possibly alluding to Hebrews: 6:19: “We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.”

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Horace Wells Monument

Charles T. Wells arranged to have a monument erected at Cedar Hill Cemetery in honor of his father, Horace Wells, in 1909. Horace, the discoverer of anesthesia, and his wife Elizabeth were originally buried in Hartford’s Old North Cemetery and were moved here in 1908.

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Angels Among Us

Most angels in American cemeteries are rooted in Christian tradition. Although there are Biblical references to angels, there are no physical descriptions included in the text. Early representations on sarcophagi depict angels as young men.

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