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: Page 33, 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.