Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 | New Orleans, Louisiana

Located in what now is the heart of the Garden District, between Washington, Sixth, Prytania, and Coliseum streets, Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 is the oldest of the seven municipal, city-operated cemeteries in New Orleans. It is a non-segregated, non-denominational cemetery. There are immigrants from over 25 different countries and natives of 26 states as identified on the closure tablets.

Lafayette Cemetery Number One | New Orleans, Louisiana | Photo taken by Indianapolis-based Architectural Photographer Jason Humbracht

Entrance

Lafayette Cemetery Number One | New Orleans, Louisiana | Photo taken by Indianapolis-based Architectural Photographer Jason Humbracht

Twin Girls

Lafayette Cemetery Number One | New Orleans, Louisiana | Photo taken by Indianapolis-based Architectural Photographer Jason Humbracht

Vault

Lafayette Cemetery Number One | New Orleans, Louisiana | Photo taken by Indianapolis-based Architectural Photographer Jason Humbracht

Born

In the cemetery, there are almost 500 wall vaults on Washington Avenue which have been sealed. Only a few of the plaques are engraved.

-from www.saveourcemeteries.org

Lafayette Cemetery Number One | New Orleans, Louisiana | Photo taken by Indianapolis-based Architectural Photographer Jason Humbracht

Lush Grave

Lafayette Cemetery Number One | New Orleans, Louisiana | Photo taken by Indianapolis-based Architectural Photographer Jason Humbracht

A Little Color

Lafayette Cemetery Number One | New Orleans, Louisiana | Photo taken by Indianapolis-based Architectural Photographer Jason Humbracht

Symmetry

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One Comment

  1. jhumbracht January 5, 2015 at 6:21 pm #

    #neworleans #cemetery #thebigeasy