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Loyalist Burial Grounds Entrance, Saint John, New Brunswick

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The Loyalist Burial Grounds in Saint John was established shortly after the landing of the United Empire Loyalists in 1783. After its closure as a cemetery in 1848 the site became a memorial garden with tree lined walkways and flower beds. But time and neglect turned the grounds into a state of disrepair.

In 1994 the Irving family that has two large building overlooking the park went about to restore the park as a gift to the people of Saint John. They commissioned and carried out a refurbishing of the entire site, including the construction of brick and granite walkways, benches, specially cast memorial gates, railings and light columns. Hundreds of trees and thousands of flowers and shrubs were planted and the magnificent Beaver Fountain was created.

The gate on Sydney Street to Old Loyalist Burial Ground's is the primary entrance to the park. From here paths branch out in all directions. The three gateways are topped by semi-circular arches resting on the wrought iron posts. A copper lantern hangs from each of the three arches. Down the other end of King street aligned with the gate to the Old Burial Grounds is the Old City Market.

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