Greenmonut Cemetery

National Register of Historic Places- 4/2/1980



 The 68-acre Green Mount Cemetery is bounded by North Avenue, Greenmount Avenue,­ Hoffman Street, and Ensor Street. A stone wall surrounds the entire cemetery, varying in height according to the topography of the area. Access to the cemetery is from the massive gates, designed by Robert Cary Long, Jr., located near the southwest corner of the cemetery at Oliver Street. Just beyond the gates on top of a hillside is the chapel designed by Niernsee and Nielson. Three other buildings lie within cemetery walls. The cemetery is divided into irregularly shaped curved areas for burial plots by curving asphalt avenues and cobblestoned walkways. The cemetery is well landscaped with large trees and well manicured lawns. The topography features gently sloping curves and small hillsides. Grave markers of every size, shape, style, and material cover the grounds. Many are simple crosses or semicircular stones; however, magnificent bronze and stone statues are numerous. Some burial vaults and plots have decorative cast-iron fencing . A few of the markets and vaults are of brownstone construction in harmony with the chapel's building material. A variety of architectural styles adorn the larger tombs, from Classical to Gothic.


Green Mount Cemetery is significant for its beautiful architecture, magnificent statues, and lovely landscaping . Inside its walls are Robert Carey Long, Jr's gatehouse, Niernsee and Neilson's mortuary chapel, a mausoleum, and two cottages. In some respects the cemetery is a sculpture garden with some of Baltimore's finest outdoor art. hnong the best examples of outstanding memorials are some by Hans Schuler, Rinehart, and Edward Berge. The gatehouse and chapel are excellent examples of the Gothic style of architecture . The three other buildings are compatible, also built of stone.