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Inside Metairie Cemetery

Metairie Cemetary: An Historic Memoir by Henri A. Gandolfo My rating: 4 of 5 stars It’s always fascinating to visit a graveyard with an insider. Mr. Gandalfo had a unique perspective on this New Orleans cemetery: he began working there … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #16: Metairie Cemetery

Metairie Cemetery 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. New Orleans, Louisiana 70124 Telephone: (504) 486-6331 Founded: 1872 Size: 150 acres Number of interments: More than 4500, according to Findagrave. Open: 7:30 am to 5:30 pm daily New Orleans’s Metairie Cemetery opened in 1872 … Continue reading

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The most beautiful book of New Orleans photos

Elysium: A Gathering of Souls: New Orleans Cemeteries by Sandra Russell Clark My rating: 5 of 5 stars Andrei Codrescu’s foreword (“A Trumpet in Heaven”) begins by meditating on cemeteries as a final address, where the dead are always available … Continue reading

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An in-depth examination of New Orleans cemeteries

New Orleans Architecture Vol III: The Cemeteries by Leonard V. Huber My rating: 5 of 5 stars Sponsored by the Friends of the Cabildo (an historic preservation volunteer organization), New Orleans Architecture, Vol. 3 is a continuation of their books … Continue reading

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In honor of Mardi Gras

New Orleans Cemeteries: Life in the Cities of the Dead by Florence Mason My rating: 5 of 5 stars Jammed with photographs and packed with fascinating information, this coffee-table book takes a seldom-seen perspective on graveyards. It doesn’t in any … Continue reading

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