New York/Green-Wood Cemetery


Pierrepont Family Memorial, Green-Wood Cemetery — © Brian Rose

Designed by Richard Upjohn, architect of Trinity Church and the entrance gate to Green-Wood.

From the Green-Wood website:

Henry Evelyn Pierrepont was known as the “first citizen” of Brooklyn for good reason. He, along with his father Hezekiah B. and mother Anna Maria before him, played a significant role in the planning of Brooklyn as a physical city, its crucial ferry services to New York, and the establishment of Green-Wood Cemetery itself. He is considered by some to be one of the first “city planners” in the United States, a logical evolution from his father’s status as the first important suburban (Brooklyn Heights) real-estate developer in American History. Pierrepont Street in the Heights commemorates the family to this day.

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