Sunday, November 08, 2009
MONOCHROME Weekly: St. Louis Cemetery
This giant Cypress tree intertwined and pushing up a fine old headstone is in the middle of St. Louis Cemetery. This cemetery is located at the northern end of Oaklawn Cemetery. Oaklawn was established in the 1850s, is owned by the city and is Tampa's oldest burial ground. St. Louis Cemetery is owned by the Catholic Diocese of St. Petersburg, and both are surrounded by a stone wall bounded by Harrison, Jefferson, Morgan and Laurel Streets in Tampa's downtown. A fence that once separated the two is gone but markers delineate the two. Vicente Martinez Ybor, the man for whom Ybor City is named, and who brought the cigar industry here from Key West - and made Tampa the Cigar Capital of the World - is also buried here. (I posted other monochromatic images of the cemeteries in August HERE, and again in September, HERE.)
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