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Reverend Willliam Brooks Greene - Needham Cemetery - Needham, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar
N 42° 17.352 W 071° 14.680
19T E 314941 N 4684326
Quick Description: This mausoleum, the only one in Needham Cemetery, is for Rev. William Brooks Greene, who was minister of the old Orthodox Congregational Chapel.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 5/4/2014 7:35:54 PM
Waymark Code: WMKN2B
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GT.US
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Long Description:
In Needham, within the Needham Cemetery, is this mausoleum that is for Rev. William Brooks Greene.

The mausoleum is located in the upper center of the cemetery and is near the family plot for the Carters who founded and ran the William Carter Company. There are entrances at both Nehoiden Street and Parish Road.

The mausoleum is a squarish building made of a medium grey stone like granite. There is a door toward the road, and a rear window - with metal bars over it. The stone on the sides are rough blocks. At the top is more stone, with a block at the center, topped with a representation of an eternal flame. The front entrance has two columns, with the Greek letter for alpha on one and omega on the other. At the bases is the year '19-03.' Above the columns is the family name, "Greene," and below that is, "To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die." There are many other fine details on this structure to see. Surrounding the mausoleum is a low stone border, with stairs at the front and a couple pots.

This mausoleum is the only one in the Needham Cemetery.

"... Rev. of the old Orthodox Congregational Chapel that stood on the corner of chapel st and great plain ave. from 1859 to 1928. he was the first Rev. of the chapel from 1859 to 1873. He was married to Ellen M.(Bullen)Greene who passed in 1903. After her passing there daughter Mariette R. Greene built the elaborate Greene Mausoleum between 1904 and 1907 at a cost of $20,000."

Source (Rev. William Brooks Greene):
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This mausoleum is for Rev. Greene, who was minister of the old Orthodox Congregational Church.

Visiting Hours/Restrictions:
Generally sunrise to sunset, daily.

121 Parish Road
Needham, MA United States of America

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