Glenwood Cemetery

Chartered by Congress in 1852, Glenwood Cemetery was the first for-profit cemetery in the District, and a very early example in the United States.

This business model, initially disdained as disrespectful to the deceased, was adopted by most cemeteries of the late nineteenth century and through the present. Glenwood was laid out by engineer Georges de la Roche. whose landscaping and curving roads frame the cemetery's diverse collection of grave markers. statuary. mausoleum. and other memorials.

Its picturesque landscape, with curving roads and carefully placed trees and shrubs, frame a diverse collection of grave markers, statuary, buildings, mausoleum, and other memorials. Continuously active since site work commenced in 1852, the cemetery embodies stylistic interpretations of the three major cemetery design movements of the 19th and 20th centuries, the Rural, Lawn Park, and Memorial Park Movements.

Nominated by the property owner and designated April 28, 2016



2219 Lincoln Road, NE