[Marker 257]

Conservation Assessment

Type of Marker: Bedstead
Material: Marble

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

Marker Details
Inventory Number: 257
Cemetery Section: 5
Orientation: East
Marker Height/Length (in): 50.5
Marker Width (in): 20
Marker Thickness/Depth (in): 7

Prior to Restoration

Issues: Biogrowth, blistering, erosion, loss, sugaring, sunken
Degree of Bioturbation: 1/4 sunken
Comments: Inscription exists below grade “Asleep in Jesus.” Marker #213 could be the missing headstone
Elements Missing or Compromised: Missing headstone
Recommended Treatment: Cleaning w/ biocide, consolidation, excavation, fill cracks/blisters, patching, 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.