Andrew Swanson and Catharine Swanson Foss

Conservation Assessment


Name(s):

  • Catharine Swanson Foss

Note: Catharine B. Swanson, of Philadelphia, married C. Wilson Foss at Gloria Dei Church on 1/22/1850.

Inscription:

Our Father Andre’ Swanson
Born in Gottenburg Sweden May 1, 1783 died Dec. 10 1862
He died in the Lord

…Catharine
Wife of C.W. Foss

Died
Dec. 15th 1883
Aged 55 years

Type of Marker: Headstone on base
Material: Marble
Issues: Blistering, sugaring
Recommended Treatment: Consolidation, previously conserved by MC

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

Marker Details
Inventory Number: 207
Historic Number: 268
Cemetery Section: 5
Orientation: East
Marker Height/Length (in): 41
Marker Width (in): 21.5
Marker Thickness/Depth (in): 4
Base Length (in): 10
Base Width (in): 28
Base Thickness (in): 7

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.