Mt. Hope Cemetery in Bangor, Maine is the second oldest garden cemetery in the United States.
It was designed by architect Charles
G. Bryant in
1834, the same year that Bangor was incorporated as a city, and
likely modeled after Mt. Auburn Cemetery (1831) in Boston, Massachusetts.
Bangor was at that time a frontier
boom-town, and much of its architecture and landscaping exactly
mirrored that of Boston.
The preferred resting ground for Bangor's 19th and early 20th
century elite, the cemetery includes the gravesites of a U.S. Vice
, two U.S. Senators
, eleven U.S. Congressmen
, two U.S. Ambassadors
, five Governors of Maine
, eight Civil War
Generals , and numerous "lumber
barons" and other local businessmen and politicians.
The movie Pet Sematary
filmed in Mount Hope.
- Hamlin and Arthur R. Gould
- Including Hamlin, John A. Peters,
Hersey, George W. Ladd, Charles Stetson,
Charles A. Boutelle, Harris M.
Plaisted, John G. Utterback, and Samuel Thatcher
- Hamlin, William D. Williamson, Harris M.
Plaisted, Frederick W. Plaisted, and
Israel Washburn Jr.
F. Appleton, Charles Hamlin, Cyrus
Hamlin, Daniel Chaplin, Harris M. Plaisted, Charles W.
Roberts, George Varney, and Daniel White
Hope Cemetery in Bangor, Maine