PHOTOS: Parkway, Library Among U.S. "Monuments" At Risk

PHOTOS: Parkway, Library Among U.S. ''Monuments'' At Risk
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St. Louis Cemetery No. 2

New Orleans, Louisiana

Situated in Faubourg Treme, an early 19th-century neighborhood for New Orleans' "free people of color," St. Louis Cemetery No. 2 (pictured in March 2009) is the largest Creole cemetery in the city. It replaced the smaller St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, built in 1789.

Jazz musicians and war heroes rest in the above-ground tombs, which represent French and Spanish architectural ideals.

But vandalism and natural forces--including Hurricane Katrina--have damaged much of the cemetery, which is now included on the WMF's 2010 World Monuments Watch List.
—Photograph by Lindsay Hannah, courtesy World Monuments Fund
 
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