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The Repentant

Receiving vaults in Albany Rural Cemetery, on Cemetery Avenue off NY State Route 32, in Menands, Albany County, New York. Built in 1858, receiving vaults were intended to temporarily house remains before burial, particularly during winter when the ground was too frozen to dig. Modern excavating equipment has rendered these structures obsolete. Designed by Major David Bates Douglass and established in 1841, Albany Rural is a 467-acre National Historic Landmark and the final resting place for over 135,000 people.

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About the author Michael Kleen

Michael Kleen is an author, raconteur, and occasional traveler. He has a M.A. in History and M.S. in Education. He enjoys studying military history, folklore, and philosophy.

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