Historic Old Gray Cemetery Gate House
Project overview
YEAR: 2004 CLIENT: Old Gray Cemetery Board LOCATION: Old Gray Cemetery, Knoxville, TN VOLUNTEER(S): Dewayne Pendley, AIA

ETCDC developed restoration plans to preserve the Historic Old Gray Cemetery Gate House.

Old Gray Cemetery is the second-oldest cemetery in Knoxville and was established in 1850.

In 1996, the cemetery was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

Alexine “Alix” Dempster and the Old Gray Cemetery Board contacted the ETCDC and asked for assistance to develop restoration plans to preserve the Historic Old Gray Cemetery Gate House. Old Gray Cemetery is the second-oldest cemetery in Knoxville and was established in 1850. The 13.47-acre cemetery contains the graves of some of Knoxville’s most influential citizens, ranging from politicians and … Read More

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Alexine “Alix” Dempster and the Old Gray Cemetery Board contacted the ETCDC and asked for assistance to develop restoration plans to preserve the Historic Old Gray Cemetery Gate House. Old Gray Cemetery is the second-oldest cemetery in Knoxville and was established in 1850. The 13.47-acre cemetery contains the graves of some of Knoxville’s most influential citizens, ranging from politicians and soldiers, to artists and activists. The cemetery is also noted for the Victorian era marble sculpture and elaborate carvings adorning many of the grave markers and headstones. In 1996, the cemetery was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

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