Alexander and Elizabeth Taylor

Conservation Assessment

Name(s): Taylor
Inscription:

Our Parents
Sacred
to the memory of

Alexander Taylor
who departed this life

July 31st 1849;
aged 84 years.

Also
Elizabeth
wife of Alexander Taylor
who departed this life

March 5th 1850;
aged 80 years

Though lost to sight. To memory dear.

While ashes to ashes and dust,

We give unto dust in our gloom;
The light of Salvation we trust,
which hangs like a lamp in the tomb.

O teach us they will to obey,

And sing with one heart and accord;
He gave and He taketh away,
And praised be the name of the Lord.

Type of Marker: Headstone and footstone
Material: Marble
Issues: Biogrowth, blistering, sugaring
Recommended Treatment: Cleaning w/biocide, consolidation, fill cracks

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

Marker Details
Inventory Number: 165
Historic Number: 317
Ledger Book Number: 212
Cemetery Section: 5
Orientation: East
Marker Height/Length (in): 60
Marker Width (in): 29.5
Marker Thickness/Depth (in): 1.5
Footstone Height (in): 4
Footstone Width (in): 15.5
Footstone Thickness (in): 1

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.