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Benjamin Grove Album
The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA
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[Identification of item], Benjamin Grove Album, 1856-1897, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.
Benjamin Grove was a topographical engineer and cemetery designer who lived in the Portland neighborhood of Louisville. Grove designed portions of Cave Hill Cemetery after the death of Edmund F. Lee, who laid out the original part of Cave Hill. Grove designed other cemeteries in Louisville, in other Ky. towns, and in several southern states. He also planned parks, suburban developments, and landscapes for institutions. The album, assembled by Grove, contains photographs of his designs, many of them hand-tinted. Included are designs for cemeteries in Ashland, Louisville, Danville, Bowling Green, Flemingsburg, Frankfort, Lexington, Midway, Shelbyville, and Winchester, all in Ky. Grove planned cemeteries in Tenn., La., Tx., Ga., Ind., Mo., and Ohio. Designs for other projects include suburban "villa" lots in Decatur, Ala., a plan for dividing the Glenview Farm near Louisville, landscape plans for Southwestern Presbyterian University in Clarksville, Tenn., and Collett Park in Terre Haute, Ind. There is an index for the album
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