Rosemary Cemetery
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sfwife
N 27° 20.607 W 082° 32.568
17R E 347387 N 3025420
Quick Description: Historical Cemetery near downtown Sarasota
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 1/18/2008 6:27:03 PM
Waymark Code: WM3035
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member deano1943
Views: 19

Long Description:
Rosemary Cemetery is significant because it is the final resting place for many of the town's pioneers, and its gravemarkers and attendant funerary art and architecture reflect the community's social history. The collection of markers also demonstrates the various styles and materials used to commemorate the dead in the central Gulf Coast region of Florida during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Of particular interest are a variety of hand-cast concrete markers and a small number of early 20th century marble markers with designs influenced by the late Victorian period. The cemetery's original plan was centered around a pergola contributed to the community by Mrs. Potter Palmer.

Street address:
851 Central Ave
Sarasota, FL USA

County / Borough / Parish: Sarasota

Year listed: 2003

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1875-1899, 1900-1924, 1925-1949, 1950-1974

Historic function: Funerary

Current function: Funerary

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Privately owned?: Not Listed

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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