Henry B. Tompkins Home-Atlanta, Georgia

Neel Reid designed this 1922 Georgian-inspired home for Henry B. Tompkins and his wife. The home was put on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. The home was painted this bright orange in 2010.

Black and white photo is courtesy the NRHP application.

Springwood Cemetery-Greenville, South Carolina

Monument for Matilda (1824-1900) and George (1819-1892)

Springwood Cemetery, located in Greenville, South Carolina, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005. It is an important cemetery because it reflects the history of the city within its walls. Several early Greenville citizens call Springwood their final resting place. It also contains several Victorian markers and reflects the rural cemetery style that became popular with Mount Auburn Cemetery in Boston, Massachusetts.

The first burial was in 1812. Springwood has been known as the Elford Cemetery, the Old Graveyard, and the Old Village Burial Ground. Springwood features a formal, planned design. The pathways and design of the cemetery were created by landscape architect, G. L. Norrman, a noted architect in the Southeast, who was inspired by the rural cemetery movement.

Zahiya (1898-1975) and Alfred (1890-1951) Saad
Marker for the Efstration family plot
Close-up of the Efstration sculpture
“Stand back! I’m coming up!”-James Davis, Jr. (1927-2010)
The interesting crypt of Tweetie Carter (1876-1931).
Marker for dentist and violinist Dr. Ben C. Jones (1880-1966)

Rahn markers at Midway Cemetery, Georgia

Mary Eliza, Charles Jones, and Thomas Alexander Rahn are siblings who died at a young age. I am uncertain if these markers are 170 years old, but they are the first of this type I’ve seen in the state of Georgia.
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