Follow these links to see how St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 has changed through time.
Changes are often made to the wall and block vaults - to whole sections of the wall or to individual vaults. Changes are made to to make the structure safe, or to honor past loved ones.
During the recent restoration of the Malard Tomb, early construction and design changes became clear. Evidence shows that a tomb existed here before the sketch by dePouilly for the Malard Family.
The distinctive Varney Tomb has changed over time. The last repairs destroyed much of the historical character of the original tomb. Since the 2001 survey, the neighboring tree has been cut due to termite damage, changing the setting once again.
Some of the most unfortunate changes have occurred through overzeolous demolition and reconstruction of the Perpetual Care program tombs. The tombs restored in this project demonstrate cost effective alternatives to the destruction of these significant historic resources.