Mount Pleasant Cemetery Visitation Centre
I passed through the south end of the Mount Pleasant Cemetery and noticed that the outside work on the new Mount Pleasant Visitation Centre is pretty much complete. The visitation centre ( don't call it a funeral home ) has a long, protracted history reaching back to initial plans in 2004. It looks like they've done a nice job of the building and landscaping, and the running/walking/biking path is now open. Here are some photos from the end of September, 2009.
The first thing you'll notice is the initial plan to have car access from Moore Park Avenue was rejected - the only access is via the Beltline path:
In keeping with the excellent landscaping and trees throughout the cemetery, new plants and trees have been planted on either side of the new brick wall:
As with all entrances to the cemetery, this one can be locked after hours:
The trail continues north along the side of the new building (this part of the path was opened within a week of these photos, hence some temporary fence still visible):
The north side of the center, inside the cemetery grounds, isn't quite as nice - an asphalt parking lot for 80 cars sits in sharp contrast to the rest of the cemetery grounds.
Looking back across the parking lot you see the north end of the building:
For more details:
- The Moore Park Residents' Association (MPRA) website has details on their concerns about these changes
- The Mount Pleasant Visitation Centre website has details on the new centre
- And of course WE have a map of the wonderful cemetery with photos and videos
here on Wholemap