Maunsel White Tomb in Cypress Grove

In Cypress Grove Cemetery, along Live Oak Alley, Cypress Grove’s central cross alley, is the fenced-in Greek revival tomb of Maunsel White. White was a captain in the War of 1812 and was elected to the Louisiana Senate, but he is perhaps best remembered for inventing that Louisiana staple, pepper sauce. The gabled pediment possesses some particularly beautiful details with its fanned corners and flowery, palmette acroterion ornamentation.