Alexander Allison's New Orleans
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Entrance to Girod Street, January 1953

The Girod Street Cemetery was the city’s oldest Protestant cemetery, opened by the wardens of Christ Church in 1822. The cemetery, which had fallen into disrepair by the time Allison took this photograph, was demolished in 1957. The cemetery stood roughly where the now shuttered—since the flood-- New Orleans Centre shopping mall (next to the Superdome) stands today. Parts of Charity Hospital and the Veterans Administration Hospital are visible in the background.

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