John and Ellen McKay

Conservation Assessment


Name(s):
Inscription:

In memory of
John McKay
Died March 20th 1864
in the 79th year of his age

Also
Ellen
his wife
Died May 14th 1870
in the 82nd year of her age.

Type of Marker: Headstone on base
Material: Marble
Issues: Biogrowth, blistering, sugaring, sunken
Comments: Base is buried
Recommended Treatment: Cleaning w/ biocide, consolidation, fill cracks/blisters, raising

Evaluation
Historic Integrity: Intact
Structural Integrity: Good
Material Integrity: Fair
Legible Inscription: Poor
Degree of Bioturbation: 1/4 sunken

Marker Details
Inventory Number: 279
Historic Number: 176
Ledger Book: Pages 50-51, Number 337
Cemetery Section: 5
Orientation: East
Marker Height/Length (in): 42
Marker Width (in): 24
Marker Thickness/Depth (in): 4

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.