Saint Louis Cemetery

Saint Louis Cemetery is the name of three Roman Catholic cemeteries in New Orleans, Louisiana. All of these graves are above ground vaults; most were constructed in the 18th century and 19th century.

Doug Keister, author/photographer of Going Out in Style: The Architecture of Eternity states that

The custom of above-ground burial in New Orleans is a mixture of folklore and fact.

The vaults are in fact more due to French and Spanish tradition than they are to water table problems.

Cemeteries #1 and #2 are included on the Louisiana African American Heritage Trail.

Read more about Saint Louis Cemetery:  Saint Louis #1, Saint Louis #2, Saint Louis #3

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