Tomb of Dr. Louis Charles Roudanez

Faubourg Tremé is home to the oldest existing cemetery in the City of New Orleans, St. Louis Cemetery No. 1. Dr. Louis Charles Roudanez, founder of the New Orleans Tribune, America’s first black daily newspaper, is entombed in the Roudanez family…

The Morales-Arlington Tomb: A Fiery Legacy

The Morales-Arlington’s tomb once held one of New Orleans most notorious madams, Josie Arlington, from the city’s equally notorious red light district, Storyville. Arlington's reputation and the tomb she created for herself have attracted visitors…

The St. Peter Street Cemetery

During January 2011, Dr. Shannon Dawdy of the University of Chicago and archaeologist D. Ryan Gray, then a graduate student at U of C, were contacted by a property owner concerned that development of a property on the block formerly occupied by the…

St. Augustine Catholic Church

Founded in 1841, St. Augustine is the oldest African-American parish in the United States. The church was founded by free people of color, who purchased additional pews for the enslaved. Civil Rights activists Homer Plessy and A.P. Tureaud,were…

St. Louis Cemetery No. 3

An 1848 city legislature act allowed the Catholic wardens to establish a new cemetery. Land along Bayou St. John, purchased from Evariste Blanc for $15,000, became St. Louis Cemetery #3. The cemetery opened in 1854. The original plans for the…

Allard Grave

1777 marked the birth of Louis Allard, son and heir of the affluent Creole family of Francoise Lorreins and Jean Allard. One narrative of Louis Allard's life said he was "destined to be an active citizen of the bayou for the next seventy years." …