Dutch Colonial House (Zifcak) - Swan Point Cemetery - Providence, Rhode Island
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N 41° 51.294 W 071° 23.143
19T E 301965 N 4636417
Quick Description: The headstone for Celina H. (Dietrich) and Anthony P. Zifcak takes the form of a Dutch Colonial home carved from a solid piece of granite. Their interment is at Swan Point Cemetery in Providence, Rhode Island.
Location: Rhode Island, United States
Date Posted: 3/11/2022 11:05:15 AM
Waymark Code: WM15WRQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching
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Long Description:
The headstone for Celina H. (Dietrich) and Anthony P. Zifcak takes the form of a Dutch Colonial home carved from a solid piece of granite. Their interment is at Swan Point Cemetery in Providence, Rhode Island. Standing about 24 inches (60 cm) tall, the precisely carved stone is detailed on all four sides to resemble a four-over-four home with a gambrel roof and a brick chimney.

The front of the miniature building faces the road, features three casement widows on the upper floor, and two windows flanking the front door whose details include a cornice, three steps, and a doorknob with tiny keyhole. Engraved on the upper portion of the door is a cross below which is a message in script font: "Gone Home". The family name is carved in vertically stacked letters down the chimney. The home's back includes a trio of windows at ground level. Standard headstone inscriptions are within the lower angled section of the roof and read, to the left and right respectively:

CELINA H. DIETRICH
Wife of
ANTHONY P. ZIFCAK
Arrived Nov. 27, 1916
Departed July 11, 1971


ANTHONY P. ZIFCAK
Husband of
CELINA H. ZIFCAK
Arrived June 10, 1916
Departed Jan. 22, 1988

Though I did not find any information about Celina, the obituary included with Anthony's Find a Grave entry tells of his life-long real estate career. It would then seem safe to surmise the marker's form relates to his profession.

The plot is along the southeast side of North Way near the mid-point between Deutzia and Locust Avenues. Group 417 Location L Lot 203 Spaces 1 and 2.

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