USA - General Assessment and Database of the St. Louis Cemetery No. 2, New Orleans

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Address:
425 Bassin Street, New Orleans, LA 70 112, (504) 596-3050
Description of work: Conservation work
Investor: Save Our Cemeteries, Inc., New Orleans, LA, USA
Contractor:
GEMA ART GROUP a.s.
Implementation:
2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
PHOTOGALLERY:
Restoration work in progress View of the Historical tombstone Detail of the tombstone Neo-Gothic crypt - after reconstruction

One of the largest and most spectacular of New Orleans' early Creole cemeteries. Cemetery was opened in 1823 since 2001 has been listed in Save America's Treasures list of endangered sites.

The three organized Squares on an orthogonal alley grid contain a superb collection of monumental family and society tombs incl. works of such notable architects as James Gallier and N. B. de Pouilly. Hurricane Katrina significantly multiplied damages of these very precious tombs.The experts from Gema Art completed the urgently needed assessment that resulted in the General database of all cemetery. The pilot conservation treatment of selected gravemarks and tumbs was carried out.