Adopt a Grave- You Can Help!
Raleigh City Cemeteries Preservation, Inc. is working with individuals to restore graves in these historic cemeteries in Raleigh. We have restored many graves on an individual basis, including broken obelisks and headstones.
Our restoration expert, Dean Ruedrich, is available to help us complete the work according to the US Secretary of Interior standards for historic preservation and conservation. Individual prices are available upon request. If you interested, please contact us so that we can work with you to accomplish this important work together!
William Peace Family Plot Restoration
The graves and markers of the Peace family, which includes William Peace, benefactor of Peace College, are in serious disrepair at City Cemetery. This large family plot with a stone wall once topped with a cast iron fence has fallen into broken pieces. Raleigh City Cemeteries Preservation (RCCP) is actively fundraising to restore this plot which will cost over $60,000—to restore five graves and repair the stone wall and fence. The markers include graves for Joseph Peace, brother of William, Joseph’s daughter Nancy Peace and small son, and his granddaughter Ann Young, the first wife of Governor WW Holden.
RCCP, the City of Raleigh Parks and Recreation Department, and restoration expert Dean Ruedrich have started work on this important work, with the generous support of Peace College. We still need funds and hope to raise the money to complete this work. Please consider making a donation for this important project!