Girod Cemetery

View of Vaults
1822 (established);1957 (destroyed)
North and Central America->United States->Louisiana->New Orleans
Occupied burial spaces were sealed with stone, brick or wood and covered with stucco. The spaces can accommodate a small shelf for votives. Above-ground burial was necessary due to the high water table in the area. This cemetery and its associated church were de-consecrated and razed in the 1950s due to the safety and health of the public.

Keywords: ceremonial and/or religious structures, United States, Louisiana, Orleans County, side vaults, complexes. Exploration of cemetery and burial design, structures and customs for LARCH 750.
19th Century (1800 - 1899 CE)
Curl, J.S. (1980). Death and Architecture. Great Britain: Sutton Publishing Limited. p. 147. Copyright James Stevens Curl.