New Orleans Cemeteries

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Arcadia Publishing, 1999 - History - 127 pages
3 Reviews
The mysticism of cemeteries is inescapable. We are intrigued by the way these sacred cities of the dead have the ability to both fascinate and unnerve us at the same time. Within these final resting places lie many personal histories marked by nyriad monuments ranging from grand architectural homages to endearing sculptures and simple gravestones. The cemeteries of New Orleans have long enticed residents and visitors alike with their beauty and rich history. In New Orleans, the cemeteries are unique in that they are primarily built above ground. Done in part because of the city's location below sea level, this type of burial is also a common practice rooted in the area's Latin culture tradition. In over 200 photographs accompanied by an illuminating narrative, the author invites us to join him on a visual tour of some of the most captivating burial site of the Crescent City.
  

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Review: New Orleans Cemeteries (Images of America: Louisiana)

User Review  - Amy - Goodreads

I don't know why, but I didn't find this book as interesting as some others that I have read on this topic. The one thing that I did find interesting was the level of repair / disrepair between cemeteries that are often just a few streets apart. Read full review

Review: New Orleans Cemeteries (Images of America: Louisiana)

User Review  - Goodreads

I don't know why, but I didn't find this book as interesting as some others that I have read on this topic. The one thing that I did find interesting was the level of repair / disrepair between cemeteries that are often just a few streets apart. Read full review

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St Louis Cemetety Numbet ll
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St Louis Cemetety Numbet 1ll
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4 Lafayette Cemeteties 1 and ll
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Cyptess Gtove Cemetety
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Gteenwood Cemetety
73
Metaitie Cemetety
79
The Lost Cemetety
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Othet Histotic Butial Gtounds of New Otleans
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About the author (1999)

Louisiana historian Eric J. Brock is an active participant in numerous local, state, and national historic preservation organizations and projects. His weekly newspaper column for The Shreveport Journal, entitled "The Presence of the Past," is a testament to his genuine love of history.

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