Preservation & Restoration

Photos of some of the tombs restored by Historic Tours’ Robert Florence & Friends of New Orleans Cemeteries

Homer Plessy Tomb under construction being blessed by Father Jerome LeDoux, pastor of St. Augustine Catholic Church where Homer Plessy was a parishioner.

blessing a tomb

The Laville Family Tomb

St. Louis Cemetery #2, Square #3

Before & after

tomb before
tomb after

Giradeau Family Tomb

St. Louis Cemetery #1

Before & After

before restoration
after restoration

Tomb of Oscar James Dunn, the nation’s first African-American Lt. Governor

St. Louis Cemetery #2

plaque

Commemorative plaque

tomb

Tomb of Marie Couvent

St. Louis Cemetery #2, Square #3

Before & After

older tomb
tomb restoration

Brandt Family Tomb

St. Louis Cemetery #1

Before & After

before restore
after restore

New Orleans Musicians Tomb (administered & restored by Historic Tours’ Robert Florence)

Before

First burial – Lloyd Washington of the Ink Spots, 2004

cemetery