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This particular memorial, standing upon lot 879 and paid for by Elizur Kirke Hart, is perhaps one of the most stunning and ostentatious monuments in the entire cemetery. Designed by Charles Diem of Albion in 1879, the large granite monument cost Mr. Hart roughly $7,900. Although the total amount spent on the memorial would run upwards of $236,000 today taking inflation into account, the artisanship and labor required to replicate such a beautiful piece of art would likely require double that amount at minimum.
County of Orleans
Orleans County, Village of Albion, Mt. Albion Cemetery, Elizur Kirke Hart, Charles Diem
Public History | United States History
Ballard, Matthew R., "“Hope” Showcases Artistry of Local Monument Dealers" (2018). Pioneer Record. 89.