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 Jacques Nicholas Bussiere DePouilly

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Jacques Nicholas Bussiere DePouilly

Birth
Chatel-Censoir, Departement de l'Yonne, Bourgogne, France
Death
21 Feb 1875 (aged 70)
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA
Memorial ID
107111559 View Source

J. N. B. De Pouilly is considered the architect of New Orleans cemeteries. A native of France, he brought with him to the United States, the unique style of Parisian mortuary architecture that defines NOLA's cemeteries. His intricate neoclassical and Greek revival tombs can be found in St. Louis Cemeteries No. 1 and 2 and Cypress Grove Cemetery. His younger brother, Jacques Isidore De Pouilly joined him in his business until his death in 1866. At the time, it was rare for tombs to be built by a classically trained architect and in this De Pouilly found his niche. He partnered with builders and stone cutter masters who helped execute his architectural visions. His most best and well known tombs are the Maunsel White, Irad Ferry, the Iberia Society, Bouligny family and the Caballero family tombs.

De Pouilly also extended his talents to building architecture such as the renovation and expansion of St. Louis Cathedral in 1866, the St. Louis Hotel, the Citizens' Bank and the church of St. Augustin. In his later years he taught architectural drawing and drafting at his son-in-law's [Simon Rouen] school, the Audubon College.

J. N. B. De Pouilly is not interred in the beautiful tomb he designed for he and his family, but rather in a family wall vault at St. Louis Cemetery No. 2.

J. N. B. De Pouilly is considered the architect of New Orleans cemeteries. A native of France, he brought with him to the United States, the unique style of Parisian mortuary architecture that defines NOLA's cemeteries. His intricate neoclassical and Greek revival tombs can be found in St. Louis Cemeteries No. 1 and 2 and Cypress Grove Cemetery. His younger brother, Jacques Isidore De Pouilly joined him in his business until his death in 1866. At the time, it was rare for tombs to be built by a classically trained architect and in this De Pouilly found his niche. He partnered with builders and stone cutter masters who helped execute his architectural visions. His most best and well known tombs are the Maunsel White, Irad Ferry, the Iberia Society, Bouligny family and the Caballero family tombs.

De Pouilly also extended his talents to building architecture such as the renovation and expansion of St. Louis Cathedral in 1866, the St. Louis Hotel, the Citizens' Bank and the church of St. Augustin. In his later years he taught architectural drawing and drafting at his son-in-law's [Simon Rouen] school, the Audubon College.

J. N. B. De Pouilly is not interred in the beautiful tomb he designed for he and his family, but rather in a family wall vault at St. Louis Cemetery No. 2.


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