|Volunteers pruning trees|
(Photographs by Ed Snyder)
Managing Director's Office
Suite 1430 Municipal Services Building
1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
T: (215) 686-2134
C: (267) 455-4444
Mt. Moriah Cemetery – An Overview
In March, the City was made aware through news reports and citizen phone calls that Mt. Moriah had ended its business operations. To our knowledge, no one from the Association informed the State, the City or the funeral directors that had worked with the cemetery of its intent to close.
|Burned-out car hung up on gravestone|
Maintenance and Records
|Mount Moriah Gatehouse, Kingsessing Avenue|
|Due to overgrowth of foliage, mausoleums can only be seen in winter.|
These community groups have committed to provide best efforts to maintain the property for the immediate future and several additional community clean-ups are scheduled. Estimates for annual maintenance of the entire property are approximately $500,000.
|Yeadon side, Cobbs Creek Pkwy.|
Several churches moved their cemeteries to Mt. Moriah over the years. Notable sections include: First Baptist Church, St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, St. George’s Methodist Church and others. Several Masonic Lodges also have specific sections and the Beverly National Cemetery maintains veterans’ sections.