Riverside Cemetery in the Fall


Riverside Cemetery was among the first sites in the garden cemetery movement of the mid 1800s. The national historic landmark in Waterbury, CT, is a virtual who's who from what was once the Brass Capital of the World. 

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Over a span of 100 years, through World War II, when Waterbury's factories turned from brass buttons to brass bomb fittings, more brass was produced in Waterbury than in any other place on earth.

The city is also the birthplace of Timex. Clock making was also a major industry in the region. Waterbury Clock, which became Timex in the 2oth century, produced the popular $1 watch, of which Mark Twain was said to send letters from Hartford to purchase as many as 10 at a time.

For more about Riverside, visit the cemetery's website.

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  1. There is great beauty in the craftmanship of old headstones. Your photos show a tranquil setting of subdued grandeur. A nice place to wander through.

  2. It certainly has it's wonderful spots and incredible reminders of those who came before us.

  3. The cemetery is beautiful and well maintained.

    Love the photos.

  4. What a lovely place to visit! The colors of the trees are so pretty. I always like reading the headstones.

    Thanks for sharing your link at My Corner of the World this week!

    1. As nice as this place is, as garden movement cemeteries go, it's quite small. There are some absolutely stunning places built in the same 18th century style, particularly in Massachusetts and New York.