Chinese Tomb at Cypress Grove

The Chinese Tomb in Cypress Grove Cemetery 柏樹林中華義坆 was built in 1904 by the local Cantonese-speaking Chinese community in New Orleans. It is also known as the Soon On Tong Vault and the Chinese Cemetery. It is located at 120 City Park Avenue in New Orleans.

The Chinese first began immigrating to the city in significant numbers after the Civil War, originally as plantation workers, but later as merchants, dried shrimp exporters, and operators of family-owned laundries, an industry the Chinese monopolized in New Orleans for many decades.

By the 1890s, a small Chinatown had developed along Tulane Avenue, between Elk Place and South Rampart, in the Central Business District near the modern Tulane Streetcar Station. However, New Orleans Chinatown was demolished by WPA re-development in 1937, and this tomb is one of the last landmarks dating from that historic community.

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Latitude: 29.980429 Longitude: -90.111611 Elevation: 2 ft
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1904 to 1990 (last internment)

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