Benjamin A. Rose (1783-1853) and Anna M. Rose (1785-1873)

Conservation Assessment

Sacred to the memory of
my husband
Benjamin A. Rose
Born May 21st 1783

Died September 23rd 1853.
Farewell beloved partner of my life,
Thou tender husband to thy loving wife,
When everlasting joys succeeds to this,
I hope to meet thee in the realms of bliss.
Also
Anna M Rose
wife of Benjamin A. Rose

Born Sept. 13th 1785
Died May 24th 1873
aged 87 years 8 months
and 11 days.

Type of Marker: Bedstead
Material: Marble

Evaluation
Historic Integrity: Intact
Structural Integrity: Good
Material Integrity: Good
Legible Inscription: Fair

Marker Details
Inventory Number: 241
Historic Number: 229
Ledger Book Number: 301
Cemetery Section: 5
Orientation: East
Marker Height/Length (in): 41
Marker Width (in): 23.5
Marker Thickness/Depth (in): 2.5
Footstone Height (in): 8
Footstone Width (in): 14.5
Footstone Thickness (in): 2

Prior to Restoration

Issues: Biogrowth, sugaring, sunken
Degree of Bioturbation: 1/4 sunken
Comments: All elements to bedstead are present and buried below grade
Recommended Treatment: Cleaning w/biocide, consolidation, excavation, pinning and gluing, raising, removing old pins, repointing

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.