Domokur Architects recently completed a raise, realign, clean, and reset project of the headstones featured in the Ohio Veterans’ Home in Sandusky, OH. The cemetery was established in 1888 with over 4,000 veterans buried there, including two recipients of a Congressional Medal of Honor. The oldest burials date to the Civil War and the property has been designated as a Historic District by the Ohio Historical Society. The cemetery’s renovations were made possible through a Federal Grant Check.
The cemetery’s headstones were in dire need of attention. Shifting, settling, and discoloration had occurred while some trees had grown fully around the headstones. Eight trees were removed from the property and some stones replaced, while the remainder of the 4,200 stones were cleaned, reset and realigned. A surface renovation was also completed, sunken areas were leveled and sod was brought in to complete the turf renovation. Domokur Architects provided a sensitive approach to the historical importance of the site, with thorough construction documents, and is proud to have contributed to a great project that honors our Veterans.