Day 98

New York City Marble Cemetery

April 6th, 2012

Opened in 1831, this little cemetery on East Second Street was home to the remains of James Monroe for 27 years until his body was returned to Virginia and reinterred at Hollywood Cemetery. Another notable burial-then-removal was that of John Ericsson, designer of the USS Monitor (built and launched in Greenpoint, as we've discovered).

Far more important than those two gentlemen, however, is an early-19th-century merchant buried here who just happens to have one of the coolest names of all time: Preserved Fish. But you can just call him Pickled Herring.


  1. Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

    !! Oh Matt you are so funny!! What a name. Thanks for this tid bit of information. Very interesting.

  2. Gigi says:

    Wow! Three generations of Preserved Fish, the family must have loved that name so much.

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