Exploring Almost Forgotten Gravesites in the Great State of Ohio

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"A cemetery may be considered as abandoned when all or practically all of the bodies have been Removed therefrom and no bodies have been buried therein for a great many years, and the cemetery has been so long neglected as entirely to lose its identity as such, and is no longer known, recognized and respected by the public as a cemetery. 1953 OAG 2978."

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Sharing photographs by Tim Foor taken during the week of work at the Oakdale Cemetery in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Sharing photographs taken by Tim Foor of Hallowed Ground Cemetery Preservation LLC
Tim generally conducts gravestone restoration work in the Central Ohio area - which is his home base, but he has more recently been expanding to other areas of the Buckeye state.  
Tim also spent a week this August assisting Jonathan Appell of Atlas Preservation (website: AtlasPreservation) with his more complex and labor intensive work restoring downed, and truly almost entirely destroyed, markers and monuments. This unfortunate situation occurred because of the destructive force of a recent hurricane that devastated the Oakdale Cemetery in Wilmington, North Carolina
Tim's photographs below help tell the story of evolving progress that transpired during the stages of the work; and how using a custom made wood tripod constructed by Jonathan enabled them to complete some of the more intricate type of monument resetting.  

***** ☛Disclaimer - Please take note!  
Because safety concerns are paramount when working in a cemetery, the construction and use of the type of tripod shown in these photographs, expressly for these repairs, does not in any way imply that the materials and methods are recommended or condoned for use by others.  Those who lack extensive experience and proper training, as well as skill in this type of work, should not even consider undertaking this course of action.  Please leave the work to a professional!

 Jonathan Appell below

 Tim Foor below