Oakland Cemetery

Oakland Cemetery Homepage

“Central Atlanta Progress | Atlanta Downtown Improvement District.” Central Atlanta Progress | Atlanta Downtown Improvement District. Central Atlanta Progress, Inc, n.d. Web. 25 Mar. 2016. <http://www.atlantadowntown.com/>.

The Oakland Cemetery is maintained by The Historic Oakland Foundation, founded in 1976,and the city of Atlanta. They work “to preserve, restore, enhance, and share Oakland Cemetery with the public as an important cultural resource and as an island of tranquility in the heart of the city.”  The website is ideal for those planning on visiting the cemetery as it provides history to events to helpful tips like hours and maps. It is also helpful to those looking to support or work with the cemetery.

The website was helpful to me entering the space because I was made aware of some of the architecture I would encounter and the general layout of the area.  The history  provided helped in my awareness of spacial and design differences as each section of the cemetery is divided based on race, religion, and even occupation. Tombstone symbols, size, proximity- they were all architectural differences influenced by the history.

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