Green-Wood Cemetery



Face: Victoria Specht
Victoria is the Caretaker of Green Wood and a White Council wizard. After the defeat of the last apprentice of Heinrich Kemmler (and Green Wood’s Caretaker), David Akon, Victoria was assigned by the Council to oversee the reclamation of the Cemetery to deal with anything Akon might have left behind. She is seen as a consoling person by the public, attending every burial which takes place within Green Wood, and provides those who suffered a loss a kind ear and a shoulder to cry on.
Themes & Threats
Theme: Old Famous Cemetery

Aspect: Former Kemmlerite Playground

Aspect: Rest In Peace

Founded in 1838 as one of America’s first rural cemeteries, the Green-Wood Cemetery soon developed an international reputation for its magnificent beauty and became the fashionable place to be buried. By 1860, Green-Wood was attracting 500,000 visitors a year, rivaling Niagara Falls as the country’s greatest tourist attraction. Crowds flocked to Green-Wood to enjoy family outings, carriage rides and sculpture viewing in the finest of first generation American landscapes. Green-Wood’s popularity helped inspire the creation of public parks, including New York City’s Central and Prospect Parks.

Green-Wood is 478 spectacular acres of hills, valleys, glacial ponds and paths, throughout which exists one of the largest outdoor collections of 19th- and 20th-century statuary and mausoleums. Four seasons of beauty from century-and-a-half-old trees offer a peaceful oasis to visitors, as well as its 560,000 permanent residents, including Leonard Bernstein, Boss Tweed, Charles Ebbets, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Horace Greeley, Civil War generals, baseball legends, politicians, artists, entertainers and inventors.

Green-Wood Cemetery

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