Cornell University and the City of Ithaca have each pledged $75,000 toward construction and restoration efforts at the Ithaca City Cemetery, a local gem dating back to the 18th century that’s beginning to show signs of its age.
The new restoration and renovation project was announced yesterday (July 30) morning at a special ceremony at the cemetery attended by local officials and members of the community.
Among those in attendance who were part of the announcement were Historic Ithaca Preservation Services Coordinator Christine O’Malley, City of Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick and Cornell University Vice President for University Relations Joel Malina.
Historic Ithaca is now working with Friends of the Ithaca City Cemetery to get work started on the project as soon as possible.
They hope to complete most of the work by October, which is generally when the cemetery is most populated with visitors.