"Oven" Vaults

"Oven" Vaults (HMYUH)

Location: New Orleans, LA 70112 Orleans Parish
Country: United States of America

N 29° 57.55', W 90° 4.266'

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To the left, along the aisle, is a row of burial crypts which also served as the wall of the cemetery on Basin Street, Because if their arched shape the were commonly known as "oven" vaults.

Constructed probably in the middle of the nineteenth century these vaults are historically significant for their efficient use of the land and because they foreshadowed the modern mausoleum which has become popular in the middle of the twentieth century.The location of these vaults was once the center of the cemetery which originally included was is now Basin Street.

Preservation of these vaults was made possible by a grant from Acme Marble and Granite Company, New Orleans, Louisiana.
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HM NumberHMYUH
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Year Placed1977
Placed ByNew Orleans Archdiocesan Cemeteries
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 4:06pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 782663 N 3317870
Decimal Degrees29.95916667, -90.07110000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 57.55', W 90° 4.266'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 57' 33.00" N, 90° 4' 15.96" W
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Area Code(s)504
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 401-499 Basin St, New Orleans LA 70112, US
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