|Photo of Greenwood Cemetery|
|Photo of Greenwood from a tour bus featuring the B.P.O.E |
It was established in 1852 by the Firemen's Charitable and Benevolent Association (i.e. New Orleans Fire Department) to relieve the congestion caused by the yellow fever epidemic.
The BPOE monument features a bronze elk standing on a burial mound. A clock with hands pointing to the 11th hour, symbolic of a ritual toast to absent members, adorns the pediment. The tomb was erected in 1912 by Albert Weiblen, a German immigrant and one of the most successful builders of tombs and cemetery monuments in the South.
Added by: RosalieAnn