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"St. Louis No. I" Earrings

"St. Louis No. I" Earrings

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"St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, established in 1789, holds the distinction of being the oldest extant cemetery in the City of New Orleans. In 1788, the City of New Orleans suffered a number of significant setbacks including the first of two great fires and an epidemic that taxed the already full cemetery located on St. Peter Street, bounded by St. Peter, Burgundy, Toulouse, and Rampart Streets. In response to concerns from physicians about the spread of diseases, the acting government of the city ordered the earlier cemetery to be closed and a new cemetery to be established further away from the population. The Church selected a 300-square-foot parcel bordering marshy swampland outside of the confines of the fortified city, and about 40 yards from the rear garden of the then location of Charity Hospital as the site for the new cemetery. A picket fence was erected around its perimeter and burials began immediately."

- nolacatholiccemeteries.org/st-louis-cemetery-1

The "St. Louis No. 1" earrings are inspired by ornate tile work and marble carvings in the historical New Orleans cemetery. These post earrings feature chocolate moonstone dangling from floral tile post earrings.