Columbarium at Hillside Cemetary
Hillside cemetery, begun around 1747, is located in the heart of Madison, New Jersey and is the final resting place of many of the town’s past prominent leaders. To provide additional opportunities for internment, a new columbarium was constructed to house urns of approximately one hundred additional deceased. The columbarium is located atop the hillside offering dramatic views of the cemetery.
The design of the columbarium reinforces the contemplative, reflective nature of its surroundings. The Columbarium is deliberately at grade level to “disappear” within the historic cemetery, instead preserving the views of the historic Bottle Hill and the historic grave stones.