Thomas William Evans' tomb

Thomas William Evans is buried in this family tomb in The Woodlands Cemetery (Section M, Lot #6-15) in Philadelphia. At his death in 1897,Thomas William Evans left his estate to the University of Pennsylvania to found a Dental School and funds for a 90-foot granite obelisk to mark the Evans family tomb. The monument was designed by the Wilson Brothers of Philadelphia, but not completed until 1917. It has been classified as the tallest funerary monument in America.

More information in "Notables" section of the Cemetery's official website.

  • Photos by Luca Borghi ti.supmacinu|ihgrob.l#| (June 2017) and page layout by Annamaria Palese ti.liamtoh|49.eselapairamanna#| (December 2019)

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