St. Louis Cemetery No. 3
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana
Conveniently located next to the Fair Grounds racetrack (home of the Jazz Fest), St. Louis No. 3, which opened on Esplanade Avenue in 1854, was built on top of a former graveyard for lepers (Storyville photographer E. J. Bellocq lies here). There are actually three cemeteries named St. Louis in New Orleans, all operated by the Archdiocese of New Orleans. This photograph by Georges Francois Mugnier shows a "society tomb" built in 1860. Multi-vault society tombs, usually housing the remains of members of benevolent societies, can be found in all of New Orleans' older burial grounds. Mugnier
Grailhe Tomb:

Many tombs in New Orleans were designed with strong Egyptian motifs, probably because of the Egyptian preoccupation with the afterlife. This tomb in St Louis Cemetery No 3 even has Egyptian symbols on the gates.

Gallier Gallier Cenotaph:

Designed by the notable architect James Gallier Jr is this monument to his father James Gallier Sr who was drowned along with his wife on a voyage from New York to New Orleans. It is located in St Louis Cemetery No 3.

Fourchy Tomb:

Another tomb that features a forlorn figure is this one located in St Louis Cemetery No 3. The statue is of a mother agonizing over her child whom she holds in her arms. The statue and tomb are constructed of marble.

Politicians buried here:

* Albert Estopinal (1845-1919) Born in St. Bernard Parish, La., January 30, 1845. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of Louisiana state house of representatives, 1876; delegate to Louisiana state constitutional convention, 1879; member of Louisiana state senate, 1880-1900; Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana, 1900-04; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 1st District, 1908-19; died in office 1919. Died in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., April 28, 1919. Interment at St. Louis Cemetery No. 3.

* Charles Edmund Nash (1844-1913) Born in Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, La., May 23, 1844. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 6th District, 1875-77. Black. Died June 21, 1913. Interment at St. Louis Cemetery No. 3.

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