Historic Oakland Foundation Executive Director David Moore speaks at yesterday’s greenhouse dedication ceremony. (Photos courtesy of Oakland Cemetery)

The Beaumont Allen Greenhouse at Oakland Cemetery was officially dedicated in a private ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 19. The greenhouse bears the name of one of the historic cemetery’s longtime supporters and leaders, Beaumont “Beau” Allen.

With Atlanta Cyclorama relocating to the Atlanta History Center, the Buckhead Men’s Garden Club was required to remove its greenhouse and offered it to Oakland. Coincidentally, the 50-foot by 30-foot aluminum and tempered glass structure was a perfect fit at the ruins of Oakland’s former greenhouse, which was demolished in the early 1970s.