Located in the capitol city, the Texas State Cemetery is home to many renowned figures and monuments. As described on their own website, “In 1994, Lieutenant Governor Bob Bullock, unhappy with the condition of the Cemetery, organized a full scale renovation and restoration project.” Kincannon Studios participated during the pre-design phase, by providing consultation for the Texas Historic Commission regarding preliminary site analysis, material testing, monument specification and general restoration guidelines.
Eventually the project included “the construction of a visitor’s center and gallery, pond, columbarium wall, and a memorial plaza. All Confederate headstones were taken down and cleaned and were replaced if damaged. Trees, shrubbery, flowers, and grass were planted for the beautification phase of the project. In March of 1997, the cemetery was a rededicated”, and it continues to be an interesting place to ponder the past and future of Texas.
Independent of the restoration project our principal, Joseph Kincannon, carved a lovely memorial for Governor Ann Richards, and rests at the state cemetery. Images of the Richard’s Memorial may be seen on this website in the, Funerary Arts, Transitional section.