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“Oven” Vaults

 
 
"Oven" Vaults Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 26, 2011
1. "Oven" Vaults Marker
Inscription. To the left, along the aisle, is a row of burial crypts which also served as the wall of the cemetery on Basin Street. Because of their arched shape they were commonly known as “oven” vaults.

Constructed probably in the middle of the nineteenth century these vaults are historically significant for their efficient use of the land and because they foreshadowed the modern mausoleum which has become popular in the middle of the twentieth century. The location of these vaults was once the center of the cemetery which originally included was is now Basin Street.

Preservation of these vaults was made possible by a grant from Acme Marble and Granite Company, New Orleans, Louisiana.
 
Erected 1977 by New Orleans Archdiocesan Cemeteries.
 
Location. 29° 57.55′ N, 90° 4.266′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker can be reached from Basin Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 429 Basin Street, New Orleans LA 70112, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 (here, next to this marker); Marie Laveau (a few steps from this marker); Multiple Burials
Pierre (Pedro) Voisin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer
2. Pierre (Pedro) Voisin Marker
Revolutionary Soldier Pierre (Pedro) Voisin 22 Feb. 1754 – 14 Sept. 1822 Dr. Elisha Dick Chapter VA. DAR
(within shouting distance of this marker); Italian Mutual Benevolent Society Tomb (within shouting distance of this marker); Orleans Battalion of Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Closures – Grillwork (within shouting distance of this marker); Homer Adolph Plessy (within shouting distance of this marker); Bernard de Marigny (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
 
More about this marker. St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 is bound by Basin, St. Louis, Conti and Treme Streets with the main entrance on Basin Street. Established in 1789 it is the oldest extant cemetery in New Orleans.
 
Also see . . .  Saint Louis Cemetery - Wikipedia. (Submitted on January 15, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
"Oven" Vaults Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 26, 2011
3. "Oven" Vaults Marker
"Oven" Vaults image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 26, 2011
4. "Oven" Vaults
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 15, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 728 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 15, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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