heir animals, but the regulators eventually relented.
Ed Martin Jr., president and director of the cemetery, said he was delighted with the “honor and prestige” of the historic designation. A celebration on the grounds is scheduled for Oct. 6.
Martin said the cemetery’s new status may help him win grants to help preserve the cemetery.
“Some of the old mausoleums need to be patched up and some of the old walkways,” he said. “There are monuments that tip or sink. We take care of it now out of operating funds, but it does add up.”