St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Cemetery Louisisana

This multiple vault parapet tomb is in the St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery on River Road outside of New Orleans.  The church was established in 1770 and was the first church on Second German Coast when Louisiana was a Spanish colony.

There are newer tombs interspersed with older ones, including several in poor condition.  You can see the variety of styles, including the older pitched roof tomb.

This tomb seems to resemble the style of the platform tomb, a single or multiple vault tomb whose width was greater than the height.  It is–or once was–surrounded by a fence, which is also common in the area.

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