Over time the graveyard slowly evolved into a great community open space asset, one consistent with the vision of City planners during the city's urban renaissance in the 50s, 60s, and early 70s. The Graveyard beckons people to stop, rest, read a book, eat an apple, walk a dog, or reflect on the past. It’s a place where descendants come to walk in an ancestor’s footsteps. It’s a place where photographers and artists are inspired by Old Pine's stories, the beauty of the intimate urban landscape, and the hospitality of the community.


Volunteer members of The Conservancy diligently research, document and develop biographical sketches for hundreds of people buried in the graveyard or associated with church membership. All the known church “people” records have been laboriously transcribed, alphabetized and digitized. The implications for genealogists are enormous.