Mt. Hope 2015 

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PHOTO BY MARK CHAMBERLIN
City officials hope that a new use, and funding, can be found for a pair of defunct chapels in Mount Hope Cemetery. This is what is called the "new" chapel.
PHOTO BY MARK CHAMBERLIN
Full-body burials, like the ones pictured here, are becoming less common as people increasingly choose cremation.
PHOTO BY MARK CHAMBERLIN
Mount Hope is a 196-acre Victorian cemetery.
PHOTO BY MARK CHAMBERLIN
There's a label on the organ that reads "Parsons and Son." It may be related to Parsons Pipe Organ Builders in Canandaigua.
PHOTO BY MARK CHAMBERLIN
The "new" chapel was built to hold funerals in the cemetery.
PHOTO BY MARK CHAMBERLIN
The walls of the pews are higher and the seats lower than you might expect.
PHOTO BY MARK CHAMBERLIN
This monument presides over the Civil War burials. City officials hope to spruce up the monument eventually.
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Ornamentation on one of Mount Hope Cemetery's chapels.
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Frederick Douglass' body was stored here, in Mount Hope's "old" chapel, until burial.
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The "old" chapel is next to a crematorium that handled George Eastman's remains.
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City officials say that they are doing what they can to maintain Mount Hope's chapels until funding can be found to renovate them.
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PHOTO BY MARK CHAMBERLIN
Mount Hope is a 196-acre Victorian cemetery.

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