Landry Tomb is an historic burial vault located in the cemetery of the Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Church in Donaldsonville, Louisiana. The two stage granite monument, containing 24 vaults, was built in 1845 and its design is attributed to James H. Dakin, an architect whose work included the Old Louisiana State Capitol building.[2]

Landry Tomb
Landry Tomb is located in Louisiana
Landry Tomb
LocationAscension Catholic Church Cemetery, corner of St. Vincent Street and Claiborne Street, Donaldsonville, Louisiana
Coordinates30°05′58″N 90°59′09″W / 30.09942°N 90.98596°W / 30.09942; -90.98596Coordinates: 30°05′58″N 90°59′09″W / 30.09942°N 90.98596°W / 30.09942; -90.98596
Area0.1 acres (0.040 ha)
Built1845 (1845)
ArchitectJames Dakin
Architectural styleClassical Revival
NRHP reference #82002752[1]
Added to NRHPAugust 11, 1982

Landry family members entombed or interred here include U.S. Representative Joseph Aristide Landry (1817–1881).

The tomb was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on August 11, 1982.[1]

Others interred in the cemetery of the Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Church include James Patrick Major, Ralph Falsetta, Duncan Farrar Kenner and Allen Thomas.


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. November 2, 2013.
  2. ^ Dr. Robert C. Judice (December 1980). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination Form: Landry Tomb". National Park Service. Retrieved March 19, 2018. With two photos from 1980.

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