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Saint Dominic Roman Catholic Church Cemetery - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Saint Dominic Roman Catholic Church Cemetery - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 Lots of slant markers at Saint Dominic Roman Catholic Church Cemetery. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Lots of slant markers at Saint Dominic Roman Catholic Church Cemetery. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Located at: 

8504 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19136

Phone: 215-624-5502, extension 117

 Sign at the entrance to Saint Dominic Roman Catholic Church Cemetery. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Sign at the entrance to Saint Dominic Roman Catholic Church Cemetery. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Saint Dominic Roman Catholic Church Cemetery in the Holmesburg section of Philadelphia is clearly well-maintained. Visiting hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily.

The church was established in 1849. The original structure was destroyed by fire in 1896, and re-construction rapidly began.

One thing I found highly unusual about this cemetery is that it's not uncommon to see hand carved slants, and small uprights with hand carved features. I have been to a lot of cemeteries in metropolitan Philadelphia. This is quite a rare thing.

 A slant marker with a hand-carved design element (rare). Saint Dominic Roman Catholic Church Cemetery. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

A slant marker with a hand-carved design element (rare). Saint Dominic Roman Catholic Church Cemetery. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

If you look at the satellite view of the cemetery (at the bottom of this page), you will see that it appears the cemetery is completely full. If there are any burial lots left, then it is one of the last of them.

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