A collection of recent articles featuring the cemetery:
16 historic and notable Philly cemeteries, mapped October 24, 2017
Mt. Sinai Cemetery is one of the oldest Jewish cemeteries in Philadelphia, dating back to 1854.
Mt. Sinai Cemetery at Interment.net - cemetery records online November 27, 2016
Mt. Sinai Cemetery was founded in 1854. It came about because there had been a shortage of Jewish burial grounds in Philadelphia by the 1850s. A group of citizens came together and formed the Mt. Sinai Cemetery Association on June 9, 1854. They purchased a 7 acre plot along Bridge St, near Cottage. A chapel was added in 1892. Today, the cemetery stands at 17.5 acres.
Look Up! Furness chapel survives at Mt. Sinai Cemetery January 20, 2015
"Look Up" is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural and historical environment. The photo essays focus on a different Philadelphia area neighborhood and its distinctive building styles and details, all of which make up the physical fabric of the city and region.
A Lost Furness Chapel And The Stories It Tells October 27, 2014
Frank Furness’ Mount Sinai Chapel and Mortuary way out in Frankford? Never heard of it. Laura Teller, whose Jewish family dates back to Civil War era Philadelphia, tipped me off to it recently. For an architect, this was a fascinating discovery, like finding the lost edition of a rare book or a never-released musical recording.
Spotlight on the Districts: Famous Architects in Frankford September 4, 2012
Frankford is lucky to host one of the other twelve remaining Furness buildings in Philadelphia. Mt. Sinai Cemetery Chapel, built in 1892 at Bridge and Cottage Streets, is a subdued (for Furness) stone chapel that features circular Moorish window and door openings, Arts & Craft eaves, and a radiating corrugated stone design around the main entrance.
Wikimedia Commons - Mortuary Chapel Mt Sinai Cemetery 1891-92