Rebirth in Malden’s Forest Dale Cemetery

Malden_cemeteryOnce the 56-acre Pratt Hill farm, Forest dale Cemetery was purchased by the City of Malden in 1883. It is located at 152 Forest St. and extends north to Pine Banks Park.  It was landscaped by Boston Surveyor, P. F. Pane in 1884 in the picturesque style of cemetery form according to the historic records at Malden Public Library.

–Elizabeth Scorsello with special thanks to Stephen Nedell, Local History Librarian

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  Perhaps it was flowers that made me a painter.

-Claude Monet






Photography -Elizabeth ScorselloPhotography by Elizabeth Scorsello


  1. Great photography – you really feel the peace and beauty. Reminds me of Mount Auburn Cemetery. What’s the picturesque style?

  2. Hey there! I could have sworn I’ve been to this website before but after
    reading through some of the post I realized it’s new to me.
    Anyways, I’m definitely happy I found it and I’ll be bookmarking and checking back often!

  3. I visited Forest Dale cemetery in mid October to pay my respects to my cousin Lydia Hawrkridge Connor and great uncle John Lloyd Hawkridge. Found a Hawkridge headstone not sure it was the right one the cemetery is so massive. This cemetery is cared for beautifully.and guarded well. My grandmother was born in Malden in 1897. Nice town and people.

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