3. The Brownstone Gate

The arches were built in 1861-1863 during the Civil War, designed in the late Revival Gothic style by Richard Upjohn and his son Richard M. Upjohn. Richard Senior is a familiar name to New York City as the same man who designed the Trinity Church on Wall Street, as well as being the first president of the American Institution of Architects. Richard Junior is interred here at Green-Wood.

Made of Brownstone, this gate is made up of three pinnacles towers with two pointed-arch entrances. Decorated with Gothic tracery and sandstone reliefs depicted biblical and allegorical scenes, the entrance to the cemetery stands tall and strong. Finally, on either side of the arches are two pavilions for a visitors center and cemetery office.