St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 is the oldest and most famous in New Orleans. It was opened in 1789, replacing the city’s older St. Peter Cemetery (no longer in existence) as the main burial ground when the city was redesigned after a fire in 1788. The cemetery spans just one square block but is the resting place of many thousands. Most of the graves are above-ground vaults constructed in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Photos taken October 2016 (Nikon Df).
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