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This tomb, for the Society for the Relief of Destitute Orphan Boys, is located in Lafayette Cemetery No. 1. The society was founded as a refuge for children who lost their parents to yellow fever and other epidemics, or otherwise lacked guardianship.  Today, it is known as the Waldo Burton Memorial Boys' Home; after 175 years, its mission is still to care for and educate boys in need.

This tomb, for the Society for the Relief of Destitute Orphan Boys, is located in Lafayette Cemetery No. 1. The society was founded as a refuge for children who lost their parents to yellow fever and other epidemics, or otherwise lacked guardianship. Today, it is known as the Waldo Burton Memorial Boys' Home; after 175 years, its mission is still to care for and educate boys in need.

Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans  New Orleans is under sea level, so the graves are above ground.

New Orleans Travel Guide

Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans New Orleans is under sea level, so the graves are above ground. Address: 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70124

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One of the famous above ground cemeteries - Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 - in the Garden District, New Orleans, LA

One of the most unique features of New Orleans are our famous above-ground cemeteries. Building on swampy lands, below sea-level, New Orleanians have had to adapt over the years, and our stone crypts and mausoleums are a direct result of that adaptation to our environment. New Orleans’ cemeteries host a plethora of interesting characters from the city’s history, including the “Voodoo Queen” Marie Laveau, as well as photographer, E.J. Bellocq.

Find: The Grave of E.J. Bellocq in St. Louis Cemetery No. 3

New Orleans' cemeteries are the final resting place to many noteworthy indivduals, including photographer E. Bellocq’s grave is located in St. Louis Cemetery No. just off Esplanade Avenue, near Bayou St.

Metairie Cemetary, it's touted as the "grand" cemetary, having incredible architecture and grounds. Picnic?

Metairie Cemetery tombs: the pseudo-Egyptian pyramid the former tomb of Storyville madam Josie Arlington

Pyramid tomb of Francesco Bruni, d.1876;  architect Angelo Colla and sculptor Giulio Monteverde.  Cimitero Monumentale di Milano, Milan, Italy  #cemetery #monument #grave

Pyramid tomb of Francesco Bruni, d.1876; architect Angelo Colla and sculptor Giulio Monteverde. Cimitero Monumentale di Milano, Milan, Italy #cemetery #monument #grave

New Orleans Cemeteries

New Orleans Cemeteries

Unknown Artist, Graveyard, Sculpture Above Grave, early 20th c. Graveyard is a sculptural installation in a public cemetery. Urban legend dictates that it is made for a family that was poisoned during dinner. In each chair the name of the family member that was seated in it, is written. On view at: Public Cemetery in Thessaly, Greece.

Public graveyard in Thessaly, Greece, early c. Urban legend dictates that it is made for a family that was poisoned during dinner. In each chair the name of the family member that was seated in it, is written.

Highgate Cemetery. I swear its half the reason I want to go to London so badly.

Looking for a great cemetery to investigate? Highgate Cemetery in Highgate, London is the place to go. Resting place of Karl Marx and Douglas Adams, Highgate cemetery is one of the most haunted cemeteries in the UK.

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