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New Orleans in Orleans Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Protestant Section

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, December 26, 2011
1. Protestant Section Marker
Inscription. In 1805 an area at the rear of the cemetery was assigned to Christ Church (Episcopal) for the burial of non-Catholics. More extensive originally, all that remains of the Protestant section is the area between these wall vaults, the brick walls to the right and left. Between 1822-38 all burials in the other part of the Protestant Section which was beyond the back wall were transferred to the Girod Street Cemetery to allow for a residential development and the extension of Tremé Street. Non-Catholic burials have always been made in any part of the cemetery – some Catholics were buried in the Protestant Section.
 
Erected 1963 by New Orleans Archdiocesan Cemeteries.
 
Location. 29° 57.58′ N, 90° 4.308′ 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. In the Protestant Section (here, next to this marker); Eliza Lewis (here, next to this marker); Veterans Memorial (here, next to this marker); Claiborne Tomb
In the Protestant Section Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer
2. In the Protestant Section Marker
In the Protestant Section of this cemetery were interred Benjamin Henry Boneval Latrobe Born –Fulneck, England, May 1, 1764 Died – New Orleans, September 3, 1820 Founder of the architectural profession in America Architect of the United States Capitol, The Baltimore Cathedal. The Louisiana State Bank, and other notable buildings. Henry Sellon Boneval Latrobe Son of Benjamin Henry Boneval Latrobe and Lydia Sellon, his first wife. Born – July 19 1792, London, England Died – September 3, 1792, New Orleans Architect of the Orleans Ballroom and other New Orleans buildings. Father and son were victims of yellow fever. Erected 1984 by the Latrobe descendants Ferdinand Claiborne Latrobe III, John Henry Boneval Latrobe, Virginia Latrobe Ruebensaal, Ellen Latrobe Wilson.
(here, next to this marker); Closures – Grillwork (a few steps from this marker); Orleans Battalion of Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Bernard de Marigny (within shouting distance of this marker); Homer Adolph Plessy (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located in Saint Louis Cemetery No. 1. 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.
 
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Protestant Section Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 26, 2011
3. Protestant Section Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 15, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 355 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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