Laurel Hill Cemetery East Gatehouse Rehabilitation

Laurel Hill Cemetery East Gatehouse Rehabilitation

Laf-cem-Nov 2023

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Architect: Archer & Buchanan Architecture

Builder: Wolfe Scott Associates

Laurel Hill Cemetery, the first cemetery to be honored as a National Historic Landmark, occupies a 74-acre tract in northwestern Philadelphia. Its East Gatehouse was constructed in 1836. This restoration and rehabilitation project includes restoration of architectural features and construction of an accessible entrance and an addition for restrooms. The completed project will enable the Friends of Laurel Hill to better use the building and enhance the visitor experience to the historic cemetery.

Public interest in preserving Laurel Hill has led to the award of multiple grants including a Save America’s Treasures grant from the National Park Service and RACP grants from the state of Pennsylvania.


Rendering courtesy of Archer & Buchanan Architecture