St. John's Memorial Cemetery

Route 25a
Laurel Hollow, NY 11791

Services Offered

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About This Business

The New York Times (October 26, 2008) stated: “A sense of seclusion and natural beauty pervade this 1862 burial ground. Such beauty is no accident, as the site was designed by the firm headed by the son and stepson of Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of American landscape architecture. Spread over 37 hilly acres, the grounds are organized to provide privacy.” It may also be noted, that a veritable stylistic history of the American decorative arts and architecture is suggested by the varied carving on monuments which span over an almost 150 year period.

Among the many notable persons interred in the cemetery are Alfred P. Sloan, Jr., Chairman of General Motors; George Cortelyou, Secretary of the Treasury under Theodore Roosevelt; David F. Houston, Secretary of Agriculture under Woodrow Wilson; Otto Kahn, banker and philanthropist; Henry L. Stimson, Secretary of War under Taft, FDR, and Truman; William Adams Delano, architect, of the firm Delano & Aldrich; William S. Paley of CBS fame; and the American Modernist painter Arthur B. Dove.