Aultorest Memorial Park NRHP
Leavitt’s Mortuary & Aultorest Memorial Park was added to the National Registry of Historic Places in April 2023. We were commissioned by the owner to complete the nomination paperwork and we called on our collaborators at Evalogue.Life for the in-depth research needed to qualify the property for the register. We also worked with the state historical preservation office in order to submit the best nomination possible.
During the process, our nomination went from a historic site to a historic district due to the amount of important features. The property consists of what used to be two separate entities. Mountain View Cemetery began in 1884 and is an example of the Rural Cemetery Movement. In 1929, Aultorest Memorial Park opened on the adjacent property, part of the Memorial Park Movement. The unique mausoleum was first completed in 1930 by the prolific architect Cecil E. Bryan. During his 40-year career, he designed about 80 mausoleums in 17 states, with this one being one of his last.
Read more about how this historic district tells the story of how cemeteries has evolved since the 19th century.
September 12, 2022