Catharine Swanson (1706-1752) and Anthony Duche (1706-1787)

Conservation Assessment

Name(s): Catharine Swanson (1706-1752) and Anthony Duche (1706-1787)

Inscription:

Catharine & Anthony Duche

Near this stone are deposited the remains of
Catharine and Anthony Duche
Catharine died October 10th 1752 in the 46th year of her age

Anthony died April 5th 1787 in the 81st year of his age.

Type of Marker(s): Other, Ledger Stone
Material: Marble
Date of Marker: After 1787

Evaluation of Wall Marker
Historic Integrity: Altered
Structural Integrity: Poor
Material Integrity: Good
Legible Inscription: Good

Evaluation of Ledger Stone
Historic Integrity: Altered
Structural Integrity: Excellent
Material Integrity: Excellent
Legible Inscription: Fair

Marker Details
Inventory Number: 20
Historic Number: 468
Ledger Book Number: 59
Cemetery Section: 3
Orientation: East
Wall Marker Height/Length (in): 48
Wall Marker Width (in): 28
Wall Marker Thickness/Depth (in): 3
Ledger Stone Height/Length (in): 60.5
Ledger Stone Width (in): 35
Ledger Stone Thickness/Depth (in): 3

Prior to Restoration

Issues: Wall marker: Biogrowth, broken/fragmented, harmful/failed repair, sugaring; Ledger stone: biogrowth, cracking, erosion
Treatment: Wall marker: cleaning w/biocide, consolidation, fill cracks, patching, pinning and gluing, repointing, resetting; Ledger stone: cleaning w/biocide, consolidation, fill cracks, patching, resetting
Comments: Ledger stone was relocated, possibly stood on legs, possible leg lying next to stone

Written by Amy Grant

Amy Grant is a graphic designer and web developer. She is the founder of the Southwark Historical Society, a volunteer based group that studies the Southwark Historical District located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.