Iberville redevelopment threatens St. Louis cemeteries, preservationists contend | NOLA.com

At some point in late October, a large segment of the back wall of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 collapsed. Nearby residents took notice, but for the majority of the city it was a non-event. The Archdiocese of New Orleans quickly repaired the damage, replacing the historic red bricks with a cement floodwall, and tours of the city of the dead marched forward as scheduled.

The cemeteries now face what could be their greatest threat as the Housing Authority of New Orleans moves closer toward the redevelopment of the Iberville housing complex, which flanks both graveyards...

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