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Mount Auburn Cemetery, Main Gate, 580 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, Middlesex County, MA

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Mount Auburn Cemetery, Main Gate, 580 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, Middlesex County, MA

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Significance: A monument to the causes and victory of the Civil War, the inscription reads, "American Union Preserved, African slavery destroyed by the uprising of a great people by the blood of fallen heroes. An interesting and unique piece of sculpture, it is among many monuments fashioned out of various types of stone. In style, the tombs, statuary, obelisks and headstones found at Mount Auburn reflect the architectural and decorative motifs characteristic of the period.
Survey number: HABS MA-1216
Building/structure dates: 1843 Initial Construction

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1933 - 1970
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Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Bigelow, Jacob
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Library of Congress
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html

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