Tag Archives: New Orleans cemeteries

An advertisement for the New Orleans Cemeteries

Cemeteries of New Orleans: A Journey Through the Cities of the Dead by Jan Arrigo My rating: 3 of 5 stars This book is full of lovely color photographs of the cemeteries of New Orleans. From the frontispiece of the … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #127: St. Roch Cemetery

St. Roch Campo Santo 1725 St. Roch Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana 70117 Telephone: (504) 304-0576 Founded: 1872 Size: Two square blocks Number of interments: Unknown, due to the reuse of graves. Open: Weekdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed weekends. … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #97: New Orleans’ Greenwood Cemetery

Greenwood Cemetery 5200 Canal Boulevard (but the entrance I used was on Metairie Road) New Orleans, Louisiana 70124 Telephone: (504) 482-8983 Founded: 1852 Size: 150 acres Number of tombs: approximately 20,500 Open: Good question. The hours posted on Wikipedia are … Continue reading

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A Photographic Tour of New Orleans’ Historic Cemeteries

New Orleans: Cemeteries by Eric J. Brock My rating: 4 of 5 stars This little gem is part of a series which collects historic photographs of Americana. Images of America: New Orleans Cemeteries includes hundreds of black-and-white photographs of more … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #77: Lafayette Cemetery #1

Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 1400 Washington Street New Orleans, Lousiana 70115 Founded: 1833 Size: one city block Number of interments: 10,000+ Open: Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday 7 a.m. to noon. Closed: Sunday and holidays (except … Continue reading

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