Heritage Park & Museums

Location: Dublin

Size: 1 acre


PGAdesign was hired by the City of Dublin to make improvements at the Heritage Park and Museums site focusing on the Dublin Pioneer Cemetery and Old St. James Church, sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The project focused on compliance with the National Register, approval from the State Historical Resources Commission, sensitivity to archaeological and biological features, and honoring the heritage and character of the site while introducing new elements and opportunities.

Adjacent to the church, an event space with a shade pergola creates a flexible space for both public and private use. By eliminating several parking stalls and expanding on-street parking, a new entry way to the cemetery was created (previously the entry was obscured by parking). The new design incorporates engraved bluestone memorial pavers with cremains benches and new planting. In addition, cremains boulder locations are also integrated into the site.

A beloved row of hawthorn trees dating to the nineteenth century forms the formal entry to the cemetery and church. The trees have outlived their lifespan and will be replaced, accompanied by memorial placards at each new tree.

Location: Dublin

Project Type: Historic Parks + Recreation

Size: 1 acre

PGAdesign was hired by the City of Dublin to make improvements at the Heritage Park and Museums site focusing on the Dublin Pioneer Cemetery and Old St. James Church, sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The project focused on compliance with the National Register, approval from the State Historical Resources Commission, sensitivity to archaeological and biological features, and honoring the heritage and character of the site while introducing new elements and opportunities.

Adjacent to the church, an event space with a shade pergola creates a flexible space for both public and private use. By eliminating several parking stalls and expanding on-street parking, a new entry way to the cemetery was created (previously the entry was obscured by parking). The new design incorporates engraved bluestone memorial pavers with cremains benches and new planting. In addition, cremains boulder locations are also integrated into the site.

A beloved row of hawthorn trees dating to the nineteenth century forms the formal entry to the cemetery and church. The trees have outlived their lifespan and will be replaced, accompanied by memorial placards at each new tree.

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