Lownes Angel Monument
The Lownes Angel Monument features a fine bronze sculpture by Isidore Konti (1862 -1938), a Viennese-born artist who studied at that city’s Imperial Academy. He came to the United States in 1890 to work on decorations at Chicago’s World’s Columbian Exposition (1893), established a studio in New York, and regularly exhibited at the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts; his work is in the collection of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. Edgar John Lownes (1870-1924) was a textile manufacturer with strong ties to the design and music communities. His wife, Terèse Kaffenburg (1877-1970), presented at court before Queen Victoria, became an early advocate for women’s suffrage; an accomplished pianist and soprano, she married, after Lownes’s death, Dr. Eugene A. Noble, the first president of New York’s Julliard School of Music. Given the Lownes’ interest in cultural activity, their selection of a well-known sculptor is not surprising.
Nightingale Angel Monument
This life-size statue is a particularly beautiful example of the funeral art typical at the turn-of-the-century.
The Sayles Lot reflects the late nineteenth century interest in the customs and art of Italy, Greece and Rome. A statue derived from Michelangelo’s funerary sculpture of Lorenzo de Medici is one of its distinctive features.
Rock Pond Fountain
In 1878, a large boulder was positioned in the pond and supplied with water to make the Rock Pond Fountain.
In the historic core of the cemetery, The Ellipse is a designated area for “green” or natural burials, a process by which all components going into the earth are biodegradable.
J.B. Barnaby Monument
The Barnaby Monument is one of the tallest and most well recognized of the monuments in the Cemetery.
Italian Marble Fountain
A white marble pedestal fountain was imported from Italy in the early part of the 20th century.
Memorial Grove Garden
With Megalith guarded by an ancient stone Megalith, the Memorial Grove Garden offers a preserve for the scattering of cremated remains.
Pastor’s Rest Monument
The First Unitarian Society Grounds contain The Pastor’s Rest Monument, dedicated to honoring the final resting place of clergy and their families.
The Grosvenor family plot contains several elaborately carved late nineteenth century monuments.
This rustic gazebo is a replica of one dedicated to the memory of Benjamin Anthony by his wife, Sarah W. Anthony. Erected in 1885 near Benjamin Anthony’s burial lot, the shelter is a unique feature in the cemetery landscape, combining utility and comfort with novelty and beauty of deign.
Hope Memorial Garden
The Hope Memorial Garden features a sculpture integrating a 1700’s-era anchor, recovered from Narragansett Bay, centered against two large triangular rocks carved from local granite.
A small pond created in 1886, The Dell has been restored to its original beauty using well water for the fountain.
The Redwood complex is designed in a variation of English Country Gothic and Arts and Crafts Movement styles to blend harmoniously with earlier cemetery buildings.
In 1903, the Butler Avenue trolley line was extended down Blackstone Boulevard and a fieldstone structure was erected opposite the cemetery entrance.
Cucumber Tree Magnolia
Weeping High Cherry
European Spindle Tree