Weetomac Vale Cemetery

Mount Auburn Street
Watertown, Mass.

Year Built: 1868
Year Demolished: Unknown

Charles Brigham submitted a design for Weetomac Vale Cemetery, but the contract was given to George Meacham. The cemetery was ultimately a failure, as no plots were sold and no one was ever interred there. Contributing to the demise of the cemetery was that Roman Catholics wished to consecrate a section of it for their own use.

The cemetery was located between present-day Melendy Avenue to Bigelow Avenue and from Mount Auburn Street and Nichols Avenue.

No plans are known to survive of Brigham’s plan. Brigham remarked, “Mr. Meacham got a good $30,000 job in Watertown recently which I rather expected to receive.”


References

• Charles W. Canney Camp #5, Rochester, New Hampshire

• Cemetery Commission's Records, Town of Watertown, July 29, 1868 and November 16, 1868.

• Town Report, Town of Watertown, Report of the Commissioners of the Weetomac Vale Cemetery, 1868.

• Letter from Charles Brigham to John Hubbard Sturgis, April 20, 1868, Sturgis Papers, Boston Athenaeum Library.


Links

http://www.cwcanneycamp5.org/index_files/page1011.htm

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