Cemetery Wall Conservation and Restoration

The Yeakel Cemetery Preservation Committee determined that significant cemetery wall damage from erosion and falling trees needed to be addressed. The committee raised funds from Bowman Properties, an anonymous donor, the Schwenkfelder Church, and others in order to carry out the conservation work. In the summer of 2020, the committee was able to hire Manero Masonry to rebuild and repair the north and east portions of the Yeakel Cemetery perimeter wall. The remainder of the wall repair project will be completed in 2021-2022.

Below are two photographs showing the damaged walls that needed repair. Following those are photos showing the wall conservation work in progress.

Cemetery wall out of alignment and in danger of collapsing on the gravestones, 2012
Collapsed wall on south side of cemetery, 2012

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