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Italian New Orleans Cemeteries: Artisans, Societies, and Notable Burials

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American Italian Cultural Center

537 South Peters Street

New Orleans, LA 70130

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Italians in New Orleans Cemeteries: Artisans, Societies, and Notable Burials


This lecture will draw from the historic landscapes of all New Orleans cemeteries and from ongoing research into the preservation of Italian heritage. The impact of Italians in New Orleans cemeteries is most powerfully visible in Metairie Cemetery row of Italian society tombs, but Italian influence is present in all New Orleans cemeteries.


From the influence of 1850s Italian sculptor Americo Marozzi on Bywater cemeteries like St. Vincent de Paul and St. Roch, to hidden Florentine masterpieces in Cypress Grove, Italian artisans have subtly made their mark upon the development of our iconic cemeteries.

This lecture will also present lesser-known Italian burial places and society tombs, including those in Odd Fellows Rest and Valence Street Cemeteries, and some curious tales of Italian-Americans buried in historic New Orleans cemeteries.


The lecture is free for AICC Members and students with a valid university or high school ID. For non-members, the suggested donation is $10.

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