Historic Franklin Cemetery
In the fall of 2017, SAC successfully carried out the first major conservation effort ever undertaken at the Historic Franklin City Cemetery in Franklin, Tennessee. 25 grave markers were given extensive treatment to re-build crumbled areas, stabilize friable stone, re-join fractured /misaligned areas, and clean heavy biological growth from the marble and limestone. There are many cemeteries throughout the country from this era (late 1700's - late 1800's) which due to neglect have fallen into complete disrepair. Programs and grants which support historic preservation and conservation are critical in maintaining the bridges to our heritage. It was an honor for our team to work on this project in the great city of Franklin, TN. Hopefully the first of many more steps to complete the necessary work.