Restore Green Lawn Cemetery

$5,545 of $100k goal

Raised by 45 people in 4 months
Randel L. Rogers  COLUMBUS, OH
Columbus' Green Lawn Cemetery is a very special park! Established as a "rural cemetery" in 1848 and among its 155,000 internments are governors, Medal of Honor recipients, civil rights leaders, titans of industry, and the builders of our city.

Sadly 170 years of age and vandalism have taken a toll on the beautiful and unique monuments that set our cemetery apart.

When age or accident or vandalism damages a marker, it falls on the family who owns it to have it repaired. But when a cemetery is 170 years old, there are many families who are no longer around or who simply don't have the means to repair or replace these monuments.

A simple re-setting can cost $600, and repairs often range from $2,500 to $1
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0,000. Restoration and repair of larger statues, stained glass, and other monuments frequently cost over $30,000 each project.

We have identified a number of historic, artistic, or otherwise significant monuments that need restoration, and are now raising funds to have this work done.

Projects include:

* Repair Vandalism Damage (multiple monuments)
* Restore Emil Ambose's Monument ("The Fisherman")
* Restore "Little Georgie"
* Refurbish Huntington Chapel Stained Glass
* Restore the Frank Packard Mausolem
* Restore the lots of Dr. Goodale, the Sullivant Family, and Howard Daniels

Green Lawn Cemetery Association is a 501 c(14) non-profit.

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Update 6
Posted by Randel Rogers
1 month ago
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The broken stained glass window will be removed and taken to the vendor for restoration on the 17th thanks to a donation from this page! And we were able to find a pre-damage photo to help get it right! Furthermore, it will have a safety glass backing to give it better protection, and by the time it comes back our new security will be in place to deter future events. Plus we have a new lead on the vandal and I am hopeful that we will have a name within the next few weeks!
This window will live again!
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Update 5
Posted by Randel Rogers
1 month ago
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Today was a big day! Between the walking tour and GoFundMe we raised nearly $6000! We can now restore the historic Tallmadge monument and perhaps most exciting the 1920 stained glass window from the Al G. Field mausoleum! Thanks to everyone who has donated, and let's keep that momentum going!
Getting restored!!!!!
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Update 4
Posted by Randel Rogers
2 months ago
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One project we would love to do would be to restore the vintage 1920 stained glass window that was smashed on January 9th. The estimate to restore this beautiful window is $3500.
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Update 3
Posted by Randel Rogers
2 months ago
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We have contracted to reset, repair, and clean the marker of Ovid Smith, Medal of Honor recipient, using the funds raised so far!
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Doreen Whitley Rogers
4 months ago

Thank you!!!

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$5,545 of $100k goal

Raised by 45 people in 4 months
Created November 7, 2016
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Deborah Mahle
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My grandparents, Harry & Leila Ransbottom and their family are buried in this cemetery. I was so saddened to hear about this destruction.

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Doreen Whitley Rogers
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Thank you!!!

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