Oakdale Cemetery Lodge

Contributors:
Cape Fear Building Company, contractors; Alex Strausz, architect and builder
Dates:

1871

Location:
Wilmington, New Hanover County
Street Address:

Oakdale Cemetery, Wilmington, NC

Status:

No longer standing

Type:

Public

Images Puslished In:

Susan Taylor Block, Cape Fear Lost (1999).

Note:

The Wilmington Star of February 23, 1871, reported of the new lodge at the picturesque civic cemetery “The plan was drawn at the instance of the Building Committee by Strauze and Rice.” It was constructed by John Sholar and contained a chapel, 25 by 35 feet, with a handsome 45-foot tall tower and outfitted with 12 seats or benches like those on the streetcars. It resembled a “Carpenter Gothic” chapel.