Photo, Print, Drawing St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, Locoul Family Tomb, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA
About this Item
- St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, Locoul Family Tomb, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA
- Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Created / Published
- Documentation compiled after 1933
- - tombs & sepulchral monuments
- - Louisiana -- Orleans Parish -- New Orleans
- - 2003 Charles E. Peterson Prize, Entry
- - Significance: The Locoul family owned the Laura Plantation on River Road between New Orleans and Baton Rouge. The family's patriarch, George Raymond Locoul, arrived in New Orleans in 1821 and shortly thereafter married Elisabeth Duparc, whose family owned one of the largest sugar plantations in St. James Parish. Raymond himself had a lucrative wine importing business. From 1820 to 1920 the plantation was a main distribution point for French wines and other liquors, with a 10,000 bottle capacity. Raymond died in 1850 from yellow fever, leaving Elisabeth and their two children, Louis Raymond Emile and Mary Elisabeth Aimee. It was after his death the tomb was built, for the contagiousness of the disease prevented the body from being transported upriver to the family tomb. Elisabeth ran the plantation during the Civil War up until her death in 1882. The plantation later became the focus of a bitter property war between siblings Emile and Aimee. Since Aimee owned the sugar mill on the land, Emile built his own and subsequently named it after his daughter, Laura. Laura Locoul Gore would later go on to write a memoir, "Memories of the Old Plantation Home," of the Locoul family's history. The Locouls were Creole in heritage and one of the wealthiest families in Louisiana at the peak of the plantation's production. The tomb puts that wealth on display by employing a slate and granite foundation and has some of the cemetery's finest ironwork surrounding the tomb.
- - Survey number: HABS LA-1309-H
- - National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 75000855
- Measured Drawing(s): 5
Call Number/Physical Location
- HABS LA-1309-H
- Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
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Historic American Buildings Survey, Creator. St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, Locoul Family Tomb, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA. New Orleans Louisiana Orleans Parish, 1933. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/la0443/.
APA citation style:
Historic American Buildings Survey, C. (1933) St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, Locoul Family Tomb, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA. New Orleans Louisiana Orleans Parish, 1933. Documentation Compiled After. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/la0443/.
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Historic American Buildings Survey, Creator. St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, Locoul Family Tomb, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/la0443/>.