Doors opened to Columbus Landmark for rare public tours
Monday May 30th, from 10a.m. until 2p.m., the Green Lawn Abbey Preservation Association (GLAPA) will open the doors to the majestic Green Lawn Abbey to the public.
This rare chance to visit a hidden treasure will include an opportunity for family and friends to pay respects to loved ones entombed in the mausoleum. Flags will mark the 29 veterans identified to date in the Abbey. Both docent-guided tours and self-guided tours will be available as well as a table featuring biographical information on the people buried there.
Additionally, the Landscape Master Plan for the Abbey will be unveiled during the Open House. Recognizing that the Abbey has been plagued by both natural and man-made damage over the years, GLAPA has undertaken the restoration and redevelopment of the Abbey and its grounds. With help from Franklin Park Conservatory, Columbus Landmarks Foundation and McGill Smith Punshon (MSP), a landscape firm out of Cincinnati known for its background in cemetery design, the Landscape Master Plan is ready for the public.
There is no charge for the Open House, but donations are greatly appreciated. All donations will go towards the restoration of the building and the grounds.
Housing approximately 600 crypts, the Green Lawn Abbey was completed in 1927 by the Columbus Mausoleum Company. At its pinnacle, the Abbey was central OhioÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s largest and finest privately owned community mausoleum. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.
The Green Lawn Abbey Preservation Association is made up of volunteers and donors committed to seeing this grand and historic structure returned to its original glory. GLAPA is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit and is registered as a non-profit Ohio corporation.
Green Lawn Abbey Hosts Memorial Day Open House
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Posted 2 years ago #
Just got back from touring this building. Very cool. Their plans for restoration and gardens look wonderful! Go check it out!Posted 2 years ago #
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