Burial Slab


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Burial Slab

This engraved slab in St. Louis Cathedral marks the burial site of Don Andres Almonester y Roxas, the father of the Baroness de Pontalba, who died in April 1798. After a fire destroyed the original church in 1788, Don Andres Almonester donated $50,000 of his own fortune to build the second St. Louis Cathedral, which was completed in 1794.

State Library of Louisiana.


This file appears in: Battle of New Orleans: St. Louis Cathedral