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The Gardens of South Public Grounds

The gardens of South Public Grounds suffered badly after the 2008 tornado and we are excited to be starting work to restore the area to a beautiful and welcoming space. This area was heavily shaded before the tornado.  Unfortunately, the…

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Where does restoration end and art begin?

When the initial evaluation of the Marsh Mausoleum was complete, the picture was grim. Among the many threats to its integrity, the survey showed extreme deterioration of the sandstone, including spalling layers, mineral deposits, and biological growth. After evaluating the…

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Restoration Work Continues

Oakland Cemetery is a historic landmark that receives over an estimated 50,000 visitors each year.  Continuing to maintain Oakland for visitors is critical to our future success. Historic preservation plays a central role in the mission of Historic Oakland Foundation…

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