|Louisiana (Acadia Parish), Crowley — Crowley|
|Founded 1886 & soon emerged as center of state's rice industry. Historic district listed on National Register of Historic Places. Significant for its impressive c.1890-c.1930 commercial area & its superb Victorian residences. — Map (db m85287) HM|
|Louisiana (Acadia Parish), Crowley — Senator John F. Kennedy Presidential Campaign Speech|
|On Friday October 19, 1959, Sen. John F. Kennedy (D) from Massachusetts, delivered a campaign speech in pursuit of the 1960 Democratic Party's nomination for the office of President of the United States. From the stage of the 23rd International Rice Festival he and wife, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, spoke to an enthusiastic crowd of thousands of Louisianans. — Map (db m85290) HM|
|Louisiana (Acadia Parish), Rayne — Jacques Weil Company|
|Jacques Weil and brothers, Edmond and Gontran, came to Rayne from Paris in 1901 and established a mercantile business that shipped frogs to restaurants and universities across the country. The business became a landmark in the area, expanding the unique frogging industry into gigantic proportions - exporting as much as 10,000 pounds of frog legs in a week. — Map (db m68710) HM|
|Louisiana (Acadia Parish), Rayne — Rayne Depot Square|
|Early Cajun settlers of Southwest Louisiana, who established Poupeville, demonstrated their courage and determination by moving businesses and homes one mile north, relocating on the site of the Louisiana Western Railroad, the first train depot serving the settlement renamed "Rayne". Its platforms were used many times for public meetings and political gatherings including such well-known figures as Huey Long, Dudley LeBlanc and Earl K. Long. — Map (db m85297) HM|
|Louisiana (Acadia Parish), Rayne — St. Joseph's Catholic Church & Cemetery|
|The site of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and Cemetery was determined after the new settlement of Rayne was established. Huge wooden wheels were made and the old church from the original Poupeville settlement was mounted on them and moved to this location in 1882. The cemetery, adjacent to the church, was the only known Christian cemetery for many years, where the graves were placed in a north-south position lengthwise. According to ancient Christian customs, graves are positioned east-west so . . . — Map (db m85307) HM|
|Louisiana (Acadia Parish), Rayne — The Bernard Bertrand Home|
|In 1883, the town of Rayne was incorporated and J.D. Bernard served as its first mayor. The Bernard residence stands today as one of Rayne's few remaining early structures. Originally located on West South 1st. St., it was purchased by E.J. Bertrand, the first operator of Rayne's Municipal Power Plant. The home was moved to its current location by the City of Rayne to make it more accessible to the public. — Map (db m85291) HM|
|Louisiana (Acadia Parish), Richard — Acadamy Baptist Acadamy|
|The Acadiana Baptist Academy once occupied these buildings and grounds. The school was founded in 1917 by the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church and the Southern Baptist Home Mission Board. Its purpose was to provide Christian Education and training for individuals involved in ministry. In 1922 the control was transferred to the Louisiana Baptist Convention. Hardships caused by fire, inadequate finances and equipment did not deter the Academy from accomplishing its mission. The school closed in 1973, . . . — Map (db m49028) HM|
|Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Darrow — Bocage Plantation|
|Built in 1801 by Marius Pons Bringier as wedding gift for daughter Fanny, who married Christophe Colomb, a French refugee. Remodeled by Architect James Dakin 1837. Restored by Dr. & Mrs. E.G. Kohlsdorf 1941. — Map (db m85285) HM|
|Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Darrow — Tezcuco Plantation|
|Built in 1855 by Benjamin F. Tureaud, kinsman of Bringier family. Constructed of homemade red brick and Louisiana cypress. Purchased in 1888 by Dr. Julian T. Bringier. Retained by relatives until the 1940s. — Map (db m85284) HM|
|Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Donaldsonville — Ascension Catholic Church|
|This church founded August 15, 1772 by Father Angel de Revillagodos on orders of King Charles III of Spain. Cornerstone of Present church laid June 1876 by Bishop Elder of Natchez and the April 14, 1896 dedication by Archbishop Janssens of New Orleans. — Map (db m86048) HM|
|Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Donaldsonville — Donaldsonville|
|Made capital of Louisiana in 1830; Legislature met from January 4 to March 16 and reconvened in 1831. In 1848 the old State House, located across from this site, was razed, and its bricks used to prevent wavewash at the bayou's mouth. — Map (db m85189) HM|
|Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Donaldsonville — Donaldsonville|
|Second Acadian Coast. Town founded by William Donaldson, 1806, on a farm of Pierre Landry. Began as a trading post about 1750. Home of Governor Francis T. Nicholls, of Dr. F.M. Prevost, who performed the first Caesarean section, 1824. Parish seat of Ascension. Capital of Louisiana January 1830 to January 1831. — Map (db m86046) HM|
|Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Donaldsonville — Fort Butler African American Soldiers Memorial|
"We are still anxious as we have ever been to show the world that the latent courage of the African is aroused, and that , while fighting under the American Flag, we can and will be a wall of fire and death to the enimies of this country, our birthplace."
Captian James H. Ingraham
1st Regiment of the Louisiana Native Guards
"This fortification is a symbol of the African American contribution to their own freedom. Not only did black hands . . . — Map (db m86323) WM|
|Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Donaldsonville — Fort Butler UDC Monument|
The Finest of Texas and Arizona,
Lives lost by river and bayou.
We mark their graves,
Remember their names:
Brave Confederates who died
At Fort Butler, June 28, 1863.
Martha M. Boltz
Virginia Division - UDC
This monument erected by
United Daughters of the Confederacy
June 27, 1999
"Forgotten no longer"
Co. 4th Texas Mounted Volunteers
A Cartwright, Norval D., Lt.
G Stevens M., Cpl.
Co. 5th . . . — Map (db m86049) WM|
|Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Donaldsonville — Francis T. Nicholls — 1834-1912|
|On the site directly across from this marker Francis T. Nicholls — Confederate General, Governor and Chief Justice of the State Supreme Court — was born and reared. — Map (db m85191) HM|
|Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Donaldsonville — St. Emma Plantation|
|Scene of Civil War skirmish in fall of 1862. C.1850 Greek Revival plantation house owned 1854-1869 by Charles A. Kock, a prominent sugar planter. Listed on National Register of Historic Places in 1980. — Map (db m86042) HM|
|Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Donaldsonville — Walter Lemann, Sr. Pumping Station — Bayou Lafourche Fresh Water District — 1955|
|This facility is dedicated to the memory of Walter Lemann, Sr.(1879-1952) A citizen of Donaldsonville whose untiring efforts to restore a flow of fresh water to Bayou Lafourche continued from it's closure in 1903 until his death.
It was his preseverance which led to the organization of the Bayou Lafourche Improvement Association, to the creation of the Bayopu Lafourche Fresh Water district, and finally the erection of this pumping station.
To such farsighted leadership and unselfish . . . — Map (db m86047) HM|
|Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Geismar — Abe Hawkins — ? - 1867|
|Once enslaved at Ashland Plantation, became noted 19th century African American jockey. Rode the horse Lecompte to victory over Lexington in 1854 in New Orleans. Inducted into the Louisiana Racing Museum Hall of Fame in 1997. — Map (db m84995) HM|
|Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Geismar — Ashland|
|Plantation home of Duncan Farrar Kenner, 1813-1887; statesman, lawyer, planter and Confederate minister to France and England in 1864. Home also known as Belle Helene. — Map (db m84996) HM|
|Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Prairieville — Galveztown|
|Old Spanish town at junction of Amite River and Bayou Manchac. Settled by Anglo-Americans, 1776-78, seeking Spanish refuge from American Revolution and by Canary Islanders (Islenos). Named for Spanish Governor Bernardo de Galvez. Town was abandoned by 1810. — Map (db m85246) HM|
|Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Prairieville — Prairieville Cemetery|
|The site of this cemetery, being one of the highest spots in east Ascension Parish, was used to bury those who died during crevasses. About the year 1785, Joseph Dupuy donated it as a non-sectarian cemetery, including slaves and Indians.
Joseph Dupuy, a bachelor, had the following immediate relatives:
Celeste Dupuy, wife of Leon Duplessis,
Mrs. John Parent, and
Mrs. Stanislas Braud.
The above information was given by L.B. "Cap" . . . — Map (db m86105) HM|
|Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Prairieville — The Ascension Parish Negro Fair Association, Inc. / Ascension Parish Negro Fairgrounds|
The Ascension Parish Negro Fair Association, Inc.
The APNFA, Inc. was established September 22, 1950 by concerned citizens in the Prairieville area. The Association assisted and encouraged the advancement of farming, livestock and poultry raising, literacy, athletics, domestic achievments, and the general promotion of prosperity and progress in Ascension Parish and surrounding communities. On November 23, 1966, the name was changed to the Ascension Fair Association, . . . — Map (db m85750) HM|
|Louisiana (Assumption Parish), Belle Rose — Grand Bayou|
|"Where we love is home—
home that our feet may leave
but not our hearts."
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Gustave Joseph De La Barre
Circa 1900 — Map (db m85518) HM|
|Louisiana (Assumption Parish), Belle Rose — Israel Baptist School — (1872-1942)|
|In 1872, Reverend Osborne Dickerson and the First Israel B. C. congregation organized the Baptist Church School on this site to provide formal education for African American children. In 1877, Assumption Parish School Board's minutes showed that the directors appointed Felix Gillet as the principal, Buchanan Ewell as the assistant principal and two teachers. — Map (db m86041) HM|
|Louisiana (Assumption Parish), Belle Rose — Valenzuela Dans La Fourche|
|Founded under Spanish rule c. 1778 by Canary Islanders, later joined by Acadians and others. Post believed to have been on site of "Belle Alliance Plantation," 841 acre grant to Don Juan Vives, early Spanish physician, officer in the Galvez Expedition. — Map (db m86034) HM|
|Louisiana (Assumption Parish), Labadieville — Battle Of Georgia Landing — October 27, 1862|
|First major battle fought along Bayou Lafourche during the War Between the States. Marching from Donaldsonville Union forces under General Weitzel (8th NH, 12th & 13th CT) attacked General Mouton (Ralston's Battery, 24th & 18th LA and the Terrebonne Militia). Lacking equipment and reinforcements, General Mouton's force concentrated along Texana Road, the property line between Georgia and Himalaya Plantations, retreated to Thibodaux then Brashear City, leaving the region in control of Union forces. — Map (db m85249) HM|
|Louisiana (Assumption Parish), Pierre Part — Virgin Island|
|Commemorates The Blessed Virgin who the people of Pierre Part believe intervened to save lives in natural disasters from 1882-1976. Restored by the citizens during the Bicentennial Year 1976. — Map (db m85754) HM|
|Louisiana (Bienville Parish), Gibsland — Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker|
|This site May 23 1934
were killed by
law enforcement officials
Bienville Parish Police Jury — Map (db m66943) HM|
|Louisiana (Concordia Parish), Ferriday — 107 — The Blues Trail: Mississipi to Louisiana|
Louisiana and Mississippi have long shared a close musical relationship. One of the most important musical paths was that between Natchez and Ferriday, where African American entrepreneur Will Haney operated Haney’s Big House for several decades. In addition to major national acts the club feature local musicians including Ferriday’s Leon “Pee Wee” Whittaker and Natchez’s Hezekiah Early and Y. Z. Ealey. A young Jerry Lee Lewis often visited the club, soaking up the sounds of the blues. — Map (db m79555) HM|
|Louisiana (Concordia Parish), Frogmore — Frogmore Mound — Ancient Mounds Trail|
|Frogmore is an Indian mound and village site that dates to about AD 700-1200. The mound is rectangular and was built in two separate episodes. It is 14 feet high, 157 by 190 feet at the base, and 60 by 72 feet at the summit. The mound was built within the village area. — Map (db m10581) HM|
|Louisiana (Concordia Parish), Vidalia — Relocation of Vidalia — 1938–1939|
|"Vidalia, a City on the Move!" is the slogan which has, in recent years, signified a progressive town surging ever forward. But, in 1938, it meant something entirely different to Vidalians as they literally moved their town from the banks of the Mississippi River one mile inland to accomodate navigation and flooding issues on the river.
Two U.S. Corps of Engineers projects, the Giles Point Cut-off in 1935 just north of Vidalia, followed by the need to widen the river between Natchez and . . . — Map (db m10582) HM|
|Louisiana (Concordia Parish), Vidalia — Sidney A. Murray, Jr., Hydroelectric Station — 1990|
|In 1990, construction of the largest prefabricated power plant in the world, the Sidney A. Murray, Jr., Hydroelectric Station, was completed 40 miles south of Vidalia. It was the vision of Mayor Sidney A. Murray, Jr. to harness the power of the Mississippi River and to stabilize energy rates for the citizens of the Town of Vidalia.
The first hydroelectric generating station in the State of Louisiana was developed jointly by the Catalyst-Vidalia Corp. and Dominion Capital, Inc. which . . . — Map (db m10583) HM|
|Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Baton Rouge|
|Capitale de L'etat. Nommee par Iberville en 1699 d'apres le nom indien Iti Humma ou "Baton Rouge". Village fonde en 1721. Passe sous le controle des Anglais de 1763 a 1779 et des Espagnols de 1779 a 1810. Il faisait partie de la Republique de la Floride Occidentale en 1810. Site de Louisiana State University. — Map (db m85652) HM|
|Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Battle Of Baton Rouge, 1862|
|On August 3, 1862, Confederate troops from Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Louisiana under General John C. Breckinridge attacked from the east in an unsuccessful attempt to dislodge Union forces holding the city. Casualties were heavy, and the Union commander, General Thomas Williams, was killed. Williams' forces, supported by Union gunboats, included men from Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, Maine, Michigan, Indiana, and Wisconsin. — Map (db m85663) HM|
|Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Bayou Manchac — (Iberville River)|
|It marked the boundary between areas possessed by Great Britain and Spain 1763-1779, and Spain and the United States 1803-1810. — Map (db m85830) HM|
|Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Beauregard Town|
|In 1806 Elias Beauregard commissioned Ira C. Kneeland to subdivide his plantation and sold lots at public auction. Baton Rouge's first large real estate project, bounded by North, South and East Boulevards and the river, was centered around a Cathedral Square. — Map (db m85064) HM|
|Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Capture Of Baton Rouge by Galvez, 1779|
|This plaque depicts the surrender of the British fort at Baton Rouge, by Lt. Colonel Alexander Dickson to Bernardo de Galvez, Governor of Spanish Louisiana, on September 21, 1779. Also surrendered were all other British posts along the Lower Mississippi.
The Spanish forces, consisting of about 750 regulars, carabineers, militiamen and free blacks, left New Orleans on August 27, 1779. After being joined by about 150 Indians and another 600 militiamen from the German and Acadian coasts and . . . — Map (db m85222) HM|
|Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Civil War Battle of Baton Rouge — 1862|
|On August 5, 1862, Confederate Divisions of Generals Charles C. Clark and Donald Ruggles under General John C. Breckinridge attacked Federal forces of General Thomas Williams among the tent camps of the 21st Indiana and 7th Vermont Regiments. Williams was killed near here. His troops fell back to positions nearer the Mississippi River reinforced by Federal gunboats. — Map (db m43075) HM|
|Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Huey Long Grave|
|Public service commissioner, then governor, finally U.S. senator, Huey Pierce Long went from obscure upstate lawyer to flamboyant national figure. Along the way, he built a political dynasty—as well as roads, bridges, hospitals and schools. Proclaiming "Every Man a King," he'd begun hinting at his candidacy for president just a month before his assassination, in 1935, at age 42. — Map (db m85674) HM|
|Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Marcha De Galvez|
|Near this site in 1779, under the leadership of Governor Bernard de Galvez and his aid Oliver Pollock, Spanish regulars, Americans and Louisiana militiamen marched from New Orleans to Baton Rouge to engage the British forces at Fort New Richmond. Their victory destroyed the British hopes of capturing New Orleans and controlling the Mississippi River.
These passages are incorporated into the sculpture:
"What mortal God comes here in His rage, to trouble the peace of my happy banks... . . . — Map (db m85223) HM|
|Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Ole War Skule — 1886 - 1925|
|Site of the
Louisiana State University
1886 - 1925
erected by the last generation
Cadets of the 'Ole War Skule'
To honor the men and women
who attended or served
Louisiana State University
while on these hallowed grounds
Dedicated at: The 7th annual reunion
November 10, 1962 — Map (db m85698) HM|
|Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Original Site of the First Presbyterian Church|
|Organized May 27, 1827, after twelve years of missionary work by the Presbytery of Mississippi, John Dorrance first minister. Sanctuary dedicated in 1829. Rebuilt in 1854 on the same site and used until 1926 when new building was erected on the northeast corner of North Boulevard and Seventh Street. — Map (db m85342) HM|
|Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Pentagon Buildings|
|Constructed 1819-1822 to house U.S. troops. Used as a garrison from 1822-1877 except from 1861-1862 when held by Confederates. From 1886-1925 these buildings and grounds were the site of Louisiana State University. — Map (db m85704) HM|
|Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Pickney Benton Stewart Pinchback|
|In memory of P.B.S. Pinchback, the first African American governor in U.S.history. Pinchback, Governor of Louisiana from Dec. 9, 1872 to Jan. 13, 1873, was born free on May 10, 1837. He was a Union Army Officer during the Civil War. In 1868, Pinchback won election to the Louisiana Senate, which later named him president pro tem. one of his bills created Southern Univ. He became lieutenant governor when the incumbent died and governor after Gov. Warmoth's impeachment. Elected to the U.S. Senate . . . — Map (db m85026) HM|
|Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Riverfront Plaza — 1984|
|Located on the first high bluffs rising above the Mississippi River, Baton Rouge derives its name from the French explorer d'Iberville's 1699 description of a red stick or pole dividing the hunting grounds of the Bayou Goula and Houmas Indians. The area has since generated a colorful history greatly influenced by its many and varied cultures.
When incorporated in 1817, Baton Rouge had become a way station for river traffic and a fledgling center for agricultural interests. By World War II, . . . — Map (db m85944) HM|
|Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Scott's Bluff|
|This bluff is believed to have been named for Dr. William Bernard Scott, who bought the property from Lelia Skipwith in 1839. She was the daughter of Fulwar Skipwith, governor of the 1810 West Florida republic and widow of Thomas Bolling Robertson, governor of Louisiana 1820-1824. Both governors lived here. Robertson from 1823 to 1828 and Skipwith in the 1830's. — Map (db m85027) HM|
|Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Southern University|
|This institution was established in 1880 under an 1879 constitutional mandate to educate "persons of color". It was originally located in New Orleans, being one of the first colleges for blacks to receive Federal land scrip funds for agriculture and mechanical courses. In 1914 it was removed to this site and reopened with Dr. Joseph Samuel Clark as president. — Map (db m85680) HM|
|Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Spanish-American War Memorial|
Destroyed in Havana Harbor
February 15, 1898
This figurehead from the battleship "Louisiana" is erected in memory of the soldiers and sailors who served the flag in the Spanish-American War.
Erected MDMXXXIX — Map (db m86012) WM|
|Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery|
|In 1825 St. Joseph Church purchased this property for a graveyard. Remains of some of Baton Rouges's first settlers were moved here from the old Spanish Cemetery, or cemetery of the Church of Our Lady of Sorrows, which became St. Joseph's. Philip Hicky, Adreen Persac, and Theophile Allain are among prominent Louisianian buried here. The Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge owns the cemetery. — Map (db m85156) HM|
|Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Stewart-Dougherty House|
|Built about 1850 by Nathan King Knox and first occupied by the Stewart-Dougherty families, this house was used as a hospital by Union soldiers during the Civil War. It is an excellent example of Classical Revival architecture. — Map (db m72959) HM|
|Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Sugar Kettle|
|Used by Jean Étienne de Borè in 1795 to granulate sugar from Louisiana cane for the first time, thus revolutionizing Louisiana’s economy. The kettle was later bought by planter John Hill and given to Louisiana State University. — Map (db m85702) HM|
|Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — The Founding Of Baton Rouge|
|The name Baton Rouge comes from the Indian word "Istrouma," meaning Red Stick.
Earliest written records about Baton Rouge were provided by members of Iberville's expedition on March 17, 1699:
"From there (Bayou Manchac) we ascended five leagues farther, where we found very high banks, which in that country were called bluffs, and in the Indian tongue Istrouma which means Baton Rouge, because there is at this place a pole painted red, which the Indians had erected to mark the . . . — Map (db m85221) HM|
|Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Troy H. Middleton|
|Born October 12,1889 in Georgetown Mississippi
Died October 9, 1976 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Troy H. Middleton was a distinguished soldier and educator whose remarkable dual career was such that it is difficult sometimes to seperate one role from the other. "The General" once said,"the most rewarding days of my life were spent in education- both in the military and out."
After serving in World War I as a regimental commander and the youngest colonel in the U.S. Army, Middleton . . . — Map (db m85651) HM|
|Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — U.S.S. Kidd|
|Has been designated a
This site possesses National significance
in commemorating the history of the
United States of America
National Park Service
United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m85774) HM|
|Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — USCGC White Alder|
| Panel 1:
USCGC WHITE ALDER/WLM-541
7 December 1968
In memory and honor
of those shipmates who loyally served
the United States Coast Guard
onboard the CGC WHITE ALDER.
They gave they gave the ultimate sacrifice.
On December 7, 1968, the USCGC WHITE ALDER, a
132 foot buoy tender, had finished a long hard day’s
work by successfully decommissioning 22 low water buoys.
At 6:29 pm, bound for her homeport of New Orleans with
a mere 14 hours to go, the WHITE . . . — Map (db m40998) HM|
|Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — USS KIDD - "DD 661"|
| Panel 1:
It is August first, 1945, Hunter's Point Naval Shipyard, San Francisco. The KIDD is just completing repairs following the April 11 Kamikaze hit that killed thirty-eight of her crew off Okinawa. It is before the days of television, plastic, OSHA, and warning labels on everything. It is back when personal safety was a matter of alertness and common sense. The KIDD is a 1945 ship, so exercise caution as you visit. It is six days before the dropping of the atomic bomb on . . . — Map (db m85886) HM WM|
|Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Greenwell Springs — Greenwell Springs|
|Named for the Greenwell family, a resort with a hotel, pavilion and cottages was developed here in the 1850's with stage service to and from Baton Rouge. General John C. Breckinridge's Confederate troops camped here in August 1862. The hotel burned during the Civil War, and a later attempt to revive the resort failed. The state tuberculosis hospital was established here in 1923. — Map (db m85681) HM|
|Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Greenwell Springs — Parish of St. Alphonsus Liguori|
|Worshiping Catholics have gathered at this site since 1898. St. Francis of Assisi mission church was established with funds raised by Amelia Landry and built on land donated by Talbot Richard. It became St. Alphonsus Liguori Parish in 1962. Guided by the Redemptorists until 1986, now served by diocesan personnel, we continue to build on foundations established by previous generations. — Map (db m85313) HM|
|Louisiana (East Feliciana Parish), Jackson — Burial Site of Lt. Col. John C. McKowen|
|Lt. Col. McKowen, 1st. La. Cavalry, C.S.A., who on June 3, 1863, with 5 men captured Brig. Gen. Neal Dow near here. Dow was later exchanged for Brig. Gen. W.H.F. Lee, son of Gen. Robert E. Lee. A former mayor of Portland, Me. Dow ran for president on the Prohibition ticket in 1880. McKowen, a native of Jackson, was murdered over a land dispute in 1901. — Map (db m85778) HM|
|Louisiana (East Feliciana Parish), Jackson — Centenary State Historic Site — "The Cemetery"|
|Centenary College minutes dated October 7, 1861 read, "Students have all gone to war. College suspended and God help the right." From 1861 to 1866 the college remained closed. Both Union and Confederate troops used and misused college buildings and equipment. Many students lost their lives during the fighting. Despite this, it is unlikely that any Centenary students are buried here.
The soldiers buried here are the unfortunate men who died at the Confederate hospital set up in Centenary's . . . — Map (db m85521) HM|
|Louisiana (East Feliciana Parish), Jackson — Feliciana Courthouse — (1816-1824)|
|Jackson became the seat of justice for Feliciana Parish by Act of Legislature, Jan., 1815. Public town square donated by James Ficklin and John Horton. In active use until parish divided into East and West Feliciana in February, 1824. — Map (db m85776) HM|
|Louisiana (East Feliciana Parish), Jackson — First European Settlers|
|The domination of Europeans over this section
of Louisiana is divided into five epochs:
French----1717 to 1763
British----1763 to 1779
Spanish----1779 to 1810
Independent*----Sept.10 to Dec. 7
*Republic of West Florida for 74 days — Map (db m85780) HM|
|Louisiana (East Feliciana Parish), Jackson — Methodist Church — Jackson, LA ca 1854|
|Host to Mississippi Conference in 1854. The Gothic basilica, slave gallery, windows depicting cross and crown of thorns, has served its congregation 140 years. — Map (db m85820) HM|
|Louisiana (East Feliciana Parish), Port Hudson — U.S. Navy 42-Pounder Gun, Model 1816 On Barbette Carriage|
| Both the U.S. Army and Navy started using 42-pounder cannons early in the 19th century. They were among the largest cannons in use at that time. Due to their great size and weight, these cannons were used only at established forts and on the largest warships
Large cannons, such as the 42-pounders, were mounted on barbette carriages. These carriages were made of wood and iron. The front of the carriage was secured to a pivot point called a pintle. Two wheels at the rear of the carriage ran . . . — Map (db m86234) HM|
|Louisiana (Evangeline Parish), Mamou — Fred's Lounge — 1946 In Memory of Alfred "Fred" Tate 1996 — 11/20/12 - 7/15/92|
|11-20-46 Fred purchased Tate's Bar, now known as Famous "Fred's Lounge," Mamou, LA. In 1950 Courir de Mardi Gras was revived at Fred's Lounge. June, 1962 the late Revon Reed began remote radio program at Fred's Lounge which is still alive today (KPVI 1050AM) Radio station. French Renaissance (Cajun Music, Language and Culture) after WWII originated at Fred's Lounge. — Map (db m85368) HM|
|Louisiana (Franklin Parish), Winnsboro — Franklin Parish|
|Franklin Parish was created on March 1, 1843, from portions of Ouachita, Catahoula, and Madison Parishes by Act 41 of the State Legislature sponsored by John Winn. Land for the centrally-located Parish Seat, "Winnsborough" was purchased in 1844 and the first courthouse was built here on a favorite site of bear hunters. — Map (db m51634) HM|
|Louisiana (Grant Parish), Colfax — Colfax Riot|
| On this site occurred the Colfax Riot in which three white men and 150 negroes were slain. This event on April 13, 1873, marked the end of carpetbag misrule in the South. — Map (db m34602) HM|
|Louisiana (Iberia Parish), Avery Island — Factory — McIlhenny Company — Tabasco|
|Edmund McIlhenny concocted the now famous TABASCO brand pepper sauce in a wooden frame building called the “Laboratory” on the Homestead grounds of the Avery McIlhenny family. A factory built in the early 1900’s replaced the Laboratory as demand for the pepper sauce grew.
The present 70,000 square-foot factory built in 1978 and its style was based on the old factory. In 1988 another 40,000 square feet was added to the building and the old turn-of-century factory was renovated for office space. — Map (db m62015) HM|
|Louisiana (Iberia Parish), Jeanerette — Bayside Plantation|
|This house was built in 1850 by Francis D. Richardson on Bayou Teche in Greek Revival style of the period. Richardson, a classmate & friend of Edgar Allen Poe, purchased the land for a sugar plantation. Named Bayside because of dense growth of Bay trees nearby. — Map (db m85042) HM|
|Louisiana (Iberia Parish), Jeanerette — Beau Pre-Circa 1828|
|This home, originally known as Pine Grove, was bought in 1830 by John W. Jeanerette, the first Postmaster between New Iberia and Charenton, and for whom Jeanerette is named. This historic home escaped the destruction of military operations in the area during the Civil War. — Map (db m85278) HM|
|Louisiana (Iberia Parish), Lydia — Olivier Plantation|
|After starting business in 1898, Jules Olivier built this store in 1908 to serve his growing plantation. Mr. Olivier was commissioned the community's first postmaster in 1898 and his store housed the first Lydia post office until the arrival of rural free delivery. Selling everything from aspirins to plow shares, the store soon became a community hub. It also housed administrative offices for his sugar plantation of over one thousand acres. — Map (db m85052) HM|
|Louisiana (Iberia Parish), New Iberia — Félicité|
|A black woman, native of Haiti. During the yellow fever epidemic here in 1839, she nursed the sick, administered to the dying, closed the eyes of the dead, and wept over their graves. Loved and honored by townspeople for the remainder of her life, she died in January 1852. The day of her burial every business in New Iberia closed its doors, and every man, woman and child in town followed her to her last resting place in St. Peter's Cemetery. She was an angel of mercy in a time of pestilence. Her name shall not be allowed to drop into oblivion. — Map (db m85048) HM|
|Louisiana (Iberia Parish), New Iberia — First Rock Salt Mine|
|Salt evaporated from brine springs on Avery Island since 1791. On May 4, 1862, workmen enlarging these springs to produce more salt for the Confederacy hit solid salt at a depth of 16 feet. Mining operations, the first of this type in North America, were begun and continued until destruction of the salt works on April 17, 1863 by Union forces. — Map (db m71628) HM|
|Louisiana (Iberia Parish), New Iberia — Frederick Larned Gates|
|Former home of Frederick Larned Gates (1827-1897), outstanding citizen, businessman, lawyer and Civil War Veteran. He served as district judge in the 1870s and 1880s. As an early industrialist, Gates developed a cotton seed oil business which was one of the area"s major enterprises. — Map (db m85047) HM|
|Louisiana (Iberia Parish), New Iberia — Mt. Carmel Academy|
|An educational institution for girls established in 1872 by the Sisters of Mt. Carmel. The order was founded in 1825 in Tours, France. The old building which is nearest Bayou Teche was constructed by Henry F. Duperier in 1826. — Map (db m49066) HM|
|Louisiana (Iberia Parish), New Iberia — New Iberia|
|Early in 1779 Governor Galvez sent Lieutenant Colonel Francisco Bouligny with nearly five hundred Spanish and Canary Island Colonists to establish a settlement on the lower Bayou Teche in the Attakapas Country. These Spanish Colonists named their settlement New Iberia, for their own Iberian Peninsula. — Map (db m85049) HM|
|Louisiana (Iberia Parish), New Iberia — St. Peter's Cemetery|
|Established Mar. 24, 1838. Interred here are F.H. Duperier, incorporator of New Iberia, U.S. Senators Robert & Edwin Broussard, Lt. Gov. Emile Verret, James Beddell, designer of "The Shadows," & other prominent individuals. — Map (db m85276) HM|
|Louisiana (Iberville Parish), Bayou Goula — St. Raphael Cemetery|
|In 1723 St. Raphael of Luxemburg came to establish a Missions at French Posts and among Indians. Served as Vicar~General of Louisiana Colony under Bishop of Quebec.
Built the first St. Louis parish church and Catholic School in N.O. This began the foundation for the long Capuchin Administration in Louisiana. — Map (db m85024) HM|
|Louisiana (Iberville Parish), St. Gabriel — St - Gabriel — (1761-1763)|
|Eglise de la côte d'Iberville construite en 1769 par les exilés acadiens. En 1773 elle etait sur le Manchac espagnol offert par ce gouvernment. Des colons allemands arriverent du Maryland en 1784.
Church on the Iberville riverbank built in 1769 by Acadian exiles. In 1773 it was part of the Spanish Manchac (land grant) offered by the Government. German settlers arrived from Maryland in 1784. — Map (db m85716) HM|
|Louisiana (Iberville Parish), St. Gabriel — St. Gabriel Church|
|Acadian exiles arrived from Maryland in 1767 and were given Spanish land grants as was the church. The church was built by Louis LeConte a builder from Lafourche between November 1774 and July 1776 aided by the settlers. The Acadians brought and maintained their church records from St. Charles Aux Mines, Parish, Acadia. — Map (db m84998) HM|
|Louisiana (Iberville Parish), St. Gabriel — The Old Saint Gabriel Church|
|In 1699 Pierre Lemoyne, Sieur D'Iberville, father of Louisiana, explored the Mississippi and its distributary the Ascantia, later called Bayou Manchac. By 1758 exiled Acadians had settled at Manchac. They soon built upstream this cypress church, among the first erected in Louisiana during Spanish Colonial days. It was moved to this site in 1772 and the next year Fr. Angelus de Revillagodos opened the registers of St. Gabriel. Previously the parish was the depository for records brought from St. . . . — Map (db m85675) HM|
|Louisiana (Jefferson Parish), Avondale — Avondale~Waggaman|
|Named for George Augustus Waggaman, prominent politician, planter and War of 1812 veteran. His plantation, Avondale, was built north of here in 1839. Home consumed by Miss. River in early 1900s. — Map (db m81061) HM|
|Louisiana (Jefferson Parish), Grand Isle — Cheniere Caminada Cemetery|
|Settled by indians,"Isle of the Chitamichas" was later owned by Francisco Caminada. Known as "Chico Isle", as "Chita", as Caminadaville. It was home to pirates, fishermen and farmers. On Oct. 1,1893, a fast moving, late season hurricane from the southwestern gulf swept in winds, a tidal surge and waves that destroyed all but 13 of over 300 family homes and killed over 750 of the 1500 inhabitants. Some were swept out to sea. Most were buried in mass graves in this cemetery. Some surviving . . . — Map (db m62038) HM|
|Louisiana (Jefferson Parish), Gretna — Centennial Marker|
On June, 4, 1884 members of the
police jury of Jefferson Parish
F.H. Hatch, Pres.,
Geo. Bossey • H. Eloi
H. WIlkinson • L.H. Marrero
W. M. Naudain • N. Le Bouef
held their first meeting in this
William Tell Hall marking Gretna
as the fourth Parish Seat, a
distinction the city still retains.
Erected June 4, 1884
Donation by City of Gretna
Building Constructed Circa 1875 — Map (db m81058) HM|
|Louisiana (Jefferson Parish), Gretna — City of Gretna|
|Incorporated 20 August 1913. John Ehret, First Mayor. Seat of Jefferson Parish Government since 1884. German settlement laid out in 1836 by Benjamin Buisson for Nicholas Noel Destrehan as Village of Mechanikham. — Map (db m80973) HM|
|Louisiana (Jefferson Parish), Gretna — David Crockett Firehall|
has been placed on the
of Historic Places
by the United States
Department of the Interior — Map (db m81060) HM|
|Louisiana (Jefferson Parish), Gretna — Derbigny Plantation|
|Home of Pierre A.C.B. Derbigny, 6th Governor of La., 1828~1829, member 1st La. Legislature, La. Secretary of State, La. Supreme Court Judge, Battle of N.O. veteran. 1820 operated 1st steam ferry on Miss. River at N.O. Died 1829 from a carriage accident nearby. Father of Charles Z. Derbingy, owner of plantation at Nine Mile Point. — Map (db m80975) HM|
|Louisiana (Jefferson Parish), Gretna — Gretna City Hall — Centennial 2007|
Built in 1907 as the sixth
Jefferson Parish Courthouse
Annex added 1929
Dedicated Gretna City Hall 1964
National Register of Historic Places 1983 — Map (db m81107) HM|
|Louisiana (Jefferson Parish), Gretna — McDonoghville|
| Founded 1815 by education philanthropist John McDonogh. Also known as Freetown where his freed slaves settled and Goulds~
boro for railroad magnate Jay Gould. Incorporated 1913 into City of Gretna. — Map (db m80976) HM|
|Louisiana (Jefferson Parish), Gretna — Mel Ott|
Gretna's Native Son
New York Giants
Baseball Hall of Fame
1951 — Map (db m81056) HM|
|Louisiana (Jefferson Parish), Gretna — Phoenix Iron Works|
|Approx. 200 feet SW of this site, cast first gun for the Confederate Navy on 4 May 1861. The gun, a Dalhgren cannon, fired an 8~inch diameter explosive shell. Sylvester Bennett was proprietor. — Map (db m81063) HM|
|Louisiana (Jefferson Parish), Gretna — Saint Joseph Church|
Father T. Anwander, C.SS.R., with a group of laymen, organized the mother church of West Jefferson in 1857. Previously Redemptorists crossing the Mississippi from the city of Lafayette had served the German, Irish, French and American-born Catholics of Mechanicks' Village or Mechanikham, planned by surveyor Benjamin Buisson with a square ground for a church. Father (Later Canon) J.B. Bogaerts served as pastor, 1863-1871, and organized the St. Joseph Benevolent Association. . . . — Map (db m81135) HM|
|Louisiana (Jefferson Parish), Harvey — Harvey Castle Site|
|Built in 1844, Harvey Castle was the Gothic Revival home of Marie Louise Destrehan and her husband Joseph Hale Harvey. It served as the third courthouse of Jefferson Parish, 1874-1884. Located east side of Destrehan Avenue 450 feet north of railroad. Demolished in 1924 to enlarge Harvey Canal and Locks. — Map (db m52725) HM|
|Louisiana (Jefferson Parish), Harvey — The Harvey Canal|
|Originally Destrehan Canal, dug before 1845, connecting Mississippi River to Bayou Barataria. "Submarine Railway" lifted boats over the levee until successful completion of locks in 1907. Became part of Gulf Intracoastal Waterway in 1924. — Map (db m80971) HM|
|Louisiana (Jefferson Parish), Jefferson — Dubreuil Concession And Levee|
|Joseph Villars Dubreuil settled here in 1710. He became a pioneer in agriculture and wealthy entrepreneur. Nearby he built the first plantation and levee. It led to the creation in 1724 of the Mississippi River's original levee system. — Map (db m86102) HM|
|Louisiana (Jefferson Parish), Kenner — Cannes Brûlées — (Burnt Canes)|
|Zone between Les Chapitoulas and the Demeuves Concession. 5 leagues above New Orleans along the Mississippi River. From 1708–1819, this name was in use under French, Spanish, and American rule. Site of present day Kenner. — Map (db m86098) HM|
|Louisiana (Jefferson Parish), Kenner — First World Championship Heavyweight Prize Fight Monument|
|On this site, in the City of Kenner, the first World Championship Heavyweight Prize fight held in the United States took place.
In the predawn hours on May 10, 1870, a crowd of about 1,000 people left the New Orleans Jackson Street Railroad Station for Kennerville. There . in a makeshift ring in the back of William Butler Kenner's old sugar house about 100 yards from the Mississippi River, Jed Mace of Beeston, Norwich, England beat Tom Allen of Birmingham, England in 10 rounds. The prize . . . — Map (db m86104) HM|
|Louisiana (Jefferson Parish), Kenner — Kenner High School — 1924-1996|
|Designed by William T. Nolan, Kenner High School was the first school to be located in the City of Kenner. Originally opened for grades K-12, the school was transformed into a junior high school in 1955. The school also served as a cultural gathering place during the annual Mardi Gras season when the Krewe Of Kenner held court in the school's auditorium. Kenner High School graduated numerous political figures including Mayors, Council members and Parish Presidents.
Placed on the National . . . — Map (db m86099) HM|
|Louisiana (Jefferson Parish), Kenner — Kenner Town Hall|
|The hub of Kenner city government was built in 1926 to house the Town Hall, jail, and courthouse. In 1956, City Hall moved. The jail and courthouse relocated in 1970. Today it houses the Kenner Office of Tourism. — Map (db m86096) HM|
|Louisiana (Jefferson Parish), Kenner — Kenner White Sox|
The Kenner White Sox baseball team was organized in 1932 by Henry "Teddy" Stewart. Many of the players subsequently played in the Negro American League.
A resolution adopted by the city of Kenner on January 17, 2002 recognizing the Kenner White Sox baseball team for their significance in the history of the city of Kenner.
Original Team Players
Henery "Teddy" Stewart - Manager/1st Base
Roger "Speedball" Johnson - Pitcher/1st Base/Outfield . . . — Map (db m86153) HM|
|Louisiana (Jefferson Parish), Kenner — La Salle's Landing - 1682|
|The French explorer
Robert Cavelier De La Salle
claimed the Louisiana Territory
La Louisiane - Robert Ruffin Chapters
Colonial Dames XVII Century
2003 — Map (db m86371) HM|
|Louisiana (Jefferson Parish), Marrero — Poblacion de Barataria — (Barataria Settlement)|
|To guard New Orleans, Spain in 1779 settled 56 families from the Canary Islands on lands starting at Crown Point. Flooding by the Mississippi River forced most of the settlers to relocate in 1782. Efforts to resettle failed and finally ceased in 1802, but scattered descendants have preserved the "Isleño" culture to the present day in nearby areas. — Map (db m81095) HM|
|Louisiana (Jefferson Parish), Metairie — Metairie Ridge School|
|On this site in April 1909, the first public school in etairie opened and Metairie Ridge School. Land donated by Alfred E. Bonnabel who is often referred to as "The Father of Education" in Jefferson Parish. — Map (db m85945) HM|
|Louisiana (Jefferson Parish), Terrytown — Jefferson Parish|
|On Feb. 11, 1825, Governor Henry S. Johnson signed legislation creating the Parish of Jefferson out of the Third Senatorial District. It is named for President Thomas Jefferson, who died the following year, July 4. — Map (db m81065) HM|
|Louisiana (Jefferson Parish), Terrytown — Terrytown|
| 1960 Paul Kapelow prefab diamond-shaped develop~ ment with alphabetical street plan named for daughter Terry. Area's "first completely winter~ summer air conditioned neighborhood." — Map (db m80979) HM|
|Louisiana (Jefferson Parish), Westwego — Seven Oaks Plantation Site|
|Formerly Petit Desert, a 1719 concession among first parish settlements. it was a trading post and major entry port of the Louisiana colony. 1794 Michael Zeringue established Seven Oaks Plantation. His son, Camille, built Greek Revival style main house c. 1840. During War, occupied by Confederates, then Federals. Following the war, property acquired by Columbia Gardens Resort and later by railroad. During WWI house served as Army barracks. Later returned to private residence. Vacated in 1957, the house was demolished in 1977. — Map (db m81062) HM|
|Louisiana (Lafayette Parish), Broussard — St. Cecilia School|
|Dedicated August 25, 1909, by Fr. Arthur Drossaerts, Pastor of Sacred Heart church in Broussard, and opened on September 15, 1909 with an enrollment of seventy students. Accredited ass an elementary and secondary school by the State Department of Education in 1922. The High School department closed in 1964 by order of the Bishop of Lafayette in a movement to consolidate Catholic High Schools in Lafayette Parish. The Sisters of Divine Providence administered the school until 1974. The main . . . — Map (db m49294) HM|
|Louisiana (Lafayette Parish), Lafayette — Bayou Vermilion|
|Battle of Pinhook Bridge April 17, 1863 Battle of Bayou Vermilion October 9, 1863 We honor the memory of those soldiers who valiantly fought on these banks. — Map (db m49059) HM|
|Louisiana (Lafayette Parish), Lafayette — Cathedral-Carmel School|
|Established in 1846. A combination of Mount Carmel Academy and Cathedral School. Operated by the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist Parish in the Diocese of Lafayette. Affiliated with the Sisters of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and the De La Salle Christian Brothers. A tradition in excellent Catholic education. — Map (db m49062) HM|
|Louisiana (Lafayette Parish), Lafayette — General Alfred Mouton|
|1829-1864. Confederate Brigadier general from Lafayette who served in Shiloh, Lafourche, Teche, and Red River campaigns. Killed at Mansfield, leading Confederacy to its most important military victory west of the Mississippi. — Map (db m49063) HM|
|Louisiana (Lafayette Parish), Lafayette — Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de La Fayette — 1757 - 1834|
|Sculpture by Charles Correia. Cast by Shidoni Foundry. Erected by the Lafayette Centennial Commission on July 2, 1987 as a gift to the people of Lafayette, Louisiana following the celebration of the centennial of the city's name change in 1884 from Vermilionville to Lafayette.
Hommage des habitants de Lafayette Louisiane, au Marquis de la Fayette, 6 Septembre 2007
A Tribute from the people of Lafayette Louisiana to the Marquis de la Fayette September 6, 2007. — Map (db m68722) HM|
|Louisiana (Lafayette Parish), Lafayette — La Place Des Créoles — Lifting Up The Créole Community|
|Founded March 18, 1991, to preserve and promote the history and culture of the Créoles (African-Americans) of the area. — Map (db m49064) HM|
|Louisiana (Lafayette Parish), Lafayette — Lafayette Museum|
Home of Louisiana's
first Democratic Governor
Alexandre Mouton (1804-1882)
Built prior to 1836 — Map (db m85870) HM|
|Louisiana (Lafayette Parish), Lafayette — Pillars of Progress — Desegregation of SLI|
|On September 15, 1953, Clara Dell Constantine, Martha Jane Conway, Charles Vincent Singleton, and Shirley Taylor attempted to enroll at Southwestern Louisiana Institute, now known as the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. They were denied, due to their race. On their behalf, attorneys Thurgood Marshall, a future appointee to the U.S. Supreme Court, and civil rights pioneer A.P. Tureaud filed a class action complaint in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana on January 4, . . . — Map (db m66243) HM|
|Louisiana (Lafayette Parish), Lafayette — St. John Cathedral Oak|
|The tree, one of the largest live oak trees in the United States, is estimated to be almost 500 years old. It was a large tree in 1800 when the property was donated to the Catholic Church. The age of the tree is based on the average sizes of known age, a tree recorded in 1812 as a surveyor's section corner marker and growth rate calculated from cores removed from the tree.
The diameter of the trunk is nine feet two inches and the circumference is twenty eight feet nine inches. It stands . . . — Map (db m86194) HM|
|Louisiana (Lafayette Parish), Lafayette — The Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist|
|First church in Lafayette Parish was "l'Eglise St Jean de Vermilion." Built on a gift of this site by Jean Mouton, 1821. In 1824 he donated land for a court house and founded Vermilionville (Lafayette).
(Reverse): La premiere eglise de la paroisse de Lafayette fut "I'Eglise St-Jean du Vermilion". Elle fut elevee en 1821 sur ce site offert par Jean Mouton. En 1824, il fit don d'un terrain pour un tribunal et fonda Vermilionville (Lafayette). — Map (db m49293) HM|
|Louisiana (Lafourche Parish), Chackbay — Bayou Heron Graveyard|
|Washington Griffin's Cemetery. est. c. 1850, was the first Chackbay cemetery. Acquired by Bayou Heron Graveyard Association in 1883, it became the Grand Bayou, Trosclair, or Rodrigue Cemetery. — Map (db m85063) HM|
|Louisiana (Lafourche Parish), Cut Off — Cote Blanche|
|After the hurricane of Cheniere Caminada in 1893, a group of refugees settled in this area. Because many of them painted their homes white, the settlement became known as "La Cote Blanche," a village of white houses. On this site in 1899, the settlers erected a chapel under the leadership of Rev. A.M. Rochard, pastor at Larose. In 1924, the mission became the Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish of Cote Blanche. — Map (db m85055) HM|
|Louisiana (Lafourche Parish), Cut Off — Curole House|
|In 1893, Nicholas Curole built this house at Cheniere Caminada. On Oct. 1, 1893, a hurricane destroyed that community and heavily damaged this house. In 1894 the house was relocated and reconstructed on this site at Cote Blanche as a symbol of the valiant struggle of the hurricane survivors. — Map (db m85053) HM|
|Louisiana (Lafourche Parish), Gheens — Vacherie-Gheens|
|Claude Joseph Dubreuil, Jr. purchased what is today known as Vacherie-Gheens from the Oucha and Chaouacha Indians in the 1740's for 12 head of cattle. He named it La Vacherie, meaning cattle ranch. His plan was to furnish New Orleans markets with beef. In 1879, John R. Gheens of Kentucky purchased a portion of the Dubreuil holdings. In 1890, Gheens and his brothers incorporated the Golden Ranch Sugar and Cattle Co. The post office, established on the plantation was called Gheens. — Map (db m86017) HM|
|Louisiana (Lafourche Parish), Kraemer — 1860 Schaubhut Family Cemetery|
|Land purchased from the State of Louisiana
June 28, 1860
Cemetery Recorded January 26,1882
Bartlin Schaubhut Sr.
Born in Baden Germany June 11, 1806
Died December 1, 1869
Bartlin Schaubhut Jr.
Born Baden Germany c. 1828
Died January 2, 1889
Arrived Port of New Orleans
aboard ship Bolivar
Wednesday, November 11, 1835
Father & Son buried this cemetery
2nd Ward (now 6th) Parish of Lafourche
Malagale Settlement Louisiana — Map (db m85471) HM|
|Louisiana (Lafourche Parish), Kraemer — Denise C. Borne School House|
|In 1983, the State Dept. of Education recognized Bayou Boeuf Elementary's "Little Red School House" as the oldest one-room school house in continuous use in LA. Est. in 1904, building housed grades 1-7. Moved from its original location near the Kraemer Post Office to current location in 1951. Currently used as a kindergarten classroom. Centennial Celebration on March 27, 2004, building named in honor of Denise C. Borne, (Principal 1945-73). — Map (db m85470) HM|
|Louisiana (Lafourche Parish), Larose — Larose — Circa 1846|
|Larose, located at the crossroads of Bayou Lafourche and the Intercoastal Canal, called Canal Harang until the first Post Office was opened around 1890. Was named for Joseph Felicien Larose, a pharmacist who acted as an unofficial Postmaster. A canal dug to give access to New Orleans markets for local settlers who produced oranges, rice and potatoes, gave the area the incentive to grow. In 1943 the present Intercoastal Canal was constructed, but instead of farm produce plying the waterway, . . . — Map (db m85767) HM|
|Louisiana (Lafourche Parish), Larose — Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church|
|This church was founded in the mid-1800's when a small chapel was built at the juncture of Canal Harang and Bayou Lafourche. In 1873 a second church, which would serve the surrounding community of Larose and all of South Lafourche, was erected on the present site donated by Octave Harang. Rev. Hyacinthe Brindejone was the pastor. The present structure was erected in 1933 under the leadership of Rev. Charles Tessier. The adjacent cemetery has served the parish for over 100 years. — Map (db m85423) HM|
|Louisiana (Lafourche Parish), Lockport — Holy Savior Cemetery — Lockport, Louisiana|
|Holy Savior Cemetery was established in 1850 at the site of St. Andre's Chapel, which later became Holy Savior Church. The cemetery is one of the oldest in the southern half of Lafourche Parish. The priests' tomb, located in the center of the cemetery, contains the remains of earlier pastors, including Fr. Joseph Vanbeveren, the first resident pastor. — Map (db m86018) HM|
|Louisiana (Lafourche Parish), Lockport — Lockport|
|Ruins of locks not washed away by a crevasse in 1917 are near here for which Lockport is named. An earlier settlement was named Longueville by 1835 when William Fields donated land for a canal later known as the Company Canal which connected Bayou Terrebonne with New Orleans across the lakes and Bayou Lafourche. After the locks were built in 1850, the name of the settlement changed and the town was incorporated in 1899 as Lockport. — Map (db m85431) HM|
|Louisiana (Lafourche Parish), Raceland — Baudoin - Foret School — 1904-1946|
|The school was built by local people on land donated by Sylvestre Baudoin and Fergus Foret. It's first teachers were Ida Foret and Winnie Pittman. Other teachers were Edna Ledet, Anita Knoblach, Louise Sevin and Lillian Scott. They taught local values, basic subjects and strong discipline to students in seven grades. It was destroyed by fire in 1946. The community is forever grateful for its service to education. — Map (db m81066) HM|
|Louisiana (Lafourche Parish), Raceland — First American Casualty Of WW II — Freddie John Falgout|
Seaman First Class US Navy
Born August 21, 1916 in Raceland, LA.
Killed in the line of Duty
by gunfire on the USS Augusta
in Shanghai, China in Chinese - Japanese War
August 20, 1937 — Map (db m85720) HM|
|Louisiana (Lafourche Parish), Raceland — St. Mary's Cemetery|
|This cemetery was established circa 1797. Its presence preceded the church parish. Many of the early graves were ground burials, which were marked with wrought iron crosses. The St. Mary Pamela Corporation was later formed by the local congregation to care for the cemetery. In 1850, a church was erected under the leadership of Rev. Charles M. Menard. On August 3rd of that year, the church was dedicated as St. Mary’s Nativity. — Map (db m85757) HM|
|Louisiana (Lafourche Parish), Raceland — St. Mary's Nativity Church|
|The Congregation of the Roman Catholic church of St. Mary Pamela was organized in 1840 to administer a cemetery established here about 1820. Father Charles Menard dedicated the first church under the title of The Nativity of The Blessed Virgin Mary on August 3, 1850. Father Amedee Beccard was the first resident pastor. The second church, constructed of bricks made and timber cut on church property during the pastorate of Father E. Vigroux (1870-1895), was dedicated in 1888. Its facade was . . . — Map (db m85764) HM|
|Louisiana (Lafourche Parish), Thibodaux — Allen Chapel AME Church|
|This first Negro church in Thibodaux was established in 1865 on Coulon Plantation and lated located on Green St. In 1942 the church building was moved to the present site. The first pastor was Rev. F. James. The church was responsible for the education of many Negro children. Present leaders are P. Elder D.J. Campbell, Rt. Rev. R.A. Chappelle, Sr., Rev. S. Berry. — Map (db m85037) HM|
|Louisiana (Lafourche Parish), Thibodaux — Battle Of Lafourche Crossing — June 20-21, 1863|
|On the east side of Bayou Lafourche was fought the most important battle in Lafourche Parish during the War Between the States. On June 20 and June 21, 1863, units of the 23rd Connecticut Volunteers and 25th New York Battery, commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Albert Stickney, which were guarding the crossing of the New Orleans, Opelousas, and Great Western Railroad, repulsed two major attacks by the Second Texas Mounted Rangers, Colonel Charles L. Pyron, Commanding. — Map (db m85427) HM|
|Louisiana (Lafourche Parish), Thibodaux — City of Thibodaux / Ville de Thibodaux|
City of Thibodaux
Incorporated as a town on March 10, 1838. Early records show settlement existed in late 1790's as an important trading post for the Lafourche country. Named for Henri Schuyler Thibodaux (1769-1827), who gave the first land for the early village.
Ville de Thibodaux
Devenue une ville le 10 mars 1838. Des documents anciens montrent qu'une colonie existait deja en cet endroit vers la fin due XVIIIieme. C'tait un poste . . . — Map (db m81071) HM|
|Louisiana (Lafourche Parish), Thibodaux — Confluence Of Bayous|
|Near hear was the prehistoric fork of Bayou Lafourche and Bayou Terrebonne. Acadians settled the area in 1785 and were joined by earlier French, German, Spanish and American settlers. The Village of Thibodauxville was started on the high banks of the bayous. Nearby is the Percy - Lobdell Building, ca 1912, site of the Wetlands Acadian Culture Center, Jean Lafitte Historical Park and Preserve. — Map (db m81073) HM|
|Louisiana (Lafourche Parish), Thibodaux — Francis Tillou Nicholls — 1834-1912|
|Homesite of distinguished Confederate brigadier-general, twice governor of Louisiana 1877-80 and 1888-92; he was appointed Chief Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court serving from 1892 until 1911. — Map (db m85466) HM|
|Louisiana (Lafourche Parish), Thibodaux — Lafourche Parish Court House|
|The square of land upon which this antebellum structure stands was donated by Henry Schuyler Thibodaux, founder of the town. The present building, erected in circa 1860, replaced two earlier ones built in 1818 and 1846. At one time the front entrance faced Bayou Lafourche. It featured an imposing portico with fluted Doric columns. A matching portico on the Green Street side and several wings were added over the years. One of the wings replaced the original entrance. Some of the building's . . . — Map (db m81079) HM|
|Louisiana (Lafourche Parish), Thibodaux — Laurel Valley|
|A 1785 Spanish Land Grant to Acadian Etienne Boudreaux is part of the largest surviving 19th Century Plantation manufacturing complex in the United States. Over 70 structures, including a sugar house, school, general store and workers' cottages are still standing. Raided by Union soldiers, the Civil War ended its role as the parish's leading sugar producer. Revitalized at the turn of the century, the operation utilized 250 mules, a saw mill, a 15 mile railway system and was home to over sixty resident families. — Map (db m81067) HM|
|Louisiana (Lafourche Parish), Thibodaux — Leonidas Polk|
Born April 10, 1806
Died June 14, 1864
at Pine Mountain
First Bishop of
John's Church — Map (db m81142) HM|
|Louisiana (Lafourche Parish), Thibodaux — Rienzi Plantation House|
|This house is believed to have been built by William Fields or Henry Johnson between 1815 and 1835 Johnson eventually purchased several small tracts to form the huge sugar-producing plantation. Other significant owners were Henry Schuyler Thibodaux, Juan Egana, Thomas Bibb, Richard Allen and eventually J.B. Levert. In 2004 J.B. Levert Land Co. donated the house to Nicholls State University. The lower floor was once open and was used for sheltering horses and carriages. The interior features a . . . — Map (db m81072) HM|
|Louisiana (Lafourche Parish), Thibodaux — Site of Mount Carmel Academy — 1855-1965|
In 1855, Father Charles M. Menard,
venerable pastor of St. Joseph Church,
foreseeing the need for Catholic education
of Thibodaux youth, purchased land and built
a school for girls on this site.
The Sisters of Mt. Carmel bought the property and
building, operating the school from 1855 until
the Thibodaux Central Catholic High School
(E.D. White Catholic High School) opened in 1965.
In 1947 the Sisters erected here the first
school gymnasium in Lafourche Parish which . . . — Map (db m81069) HM|
|Louisiana (Lafourche Parish), Thibodaux — St. Charles Borromeo Church|
|In 1874 Fr. Charles Menard purchased land from Vasseur Bourgeois on the Hwy 1 side of the bayou to establish a church-school mission for the Community of St. Charles. The Sisters of Mt. Carmel staffed the school offering classes in French and English. The St. Charles church parish was officially designated in 1912. This site was purchased from the estate of Adele Toups Beauvais, and a new wooden church was erected in 1914. The current masonry church was built in 1989. — Map (db m81068) HM|
|Louisiana (Lafourche Parish), Thibodaux — St. John's Episcopal Church|
|One of the oldest Episcopal churches in the Mississippi Valley. Parish organized in 1843. Cornerstone laid in January 1844. Consecrated in March of same year by Bishop Leonoidas Polk, Bishop of Louisiana. — Map (db m81077) HM|
|Louisiana (Lafourche Parish), Thibodaux — St. Joseph Cemetery|
|This cemetery was established in circa 1817 on the site of the original St. Joseph Church, a mission of Assumption. The Calvary - Grotto Shrine to Our Lady of Lourdes, erected in 1883 still stands near the Menard Street entrance. Several historic graves are located here. — Map (db m81070) HM|
|Louisiana (Lafourche Parish), Thibodaux — St. Joseph Co-Cathedral|
|St. Joseph Church Parish was founded in 1817 as a mission. In 1819 a church was erected on Bayou LaFourche adjacent to the present cemetery. A brick church was built in 1849 under the direction of Fr. Charles Menard. This structure stood until 1916 when it was destroyed by fire. In 1923 the present church was dedicated under the leadership of Rev. A.M. Barbier. The builder was Joseph Robichaux, well-known Thibodaux contractor. The design is Renaissance Romanesque. The interior ornamental . . . — Map (db m85468) HM|
|Louisiana (Lafourche Parish), Thibodaux — The St. Joseph Cemetery Calvary-Grotto Shrine|
|Dating back to 1883, the Calvary-Grotto Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes is one of the Historic Places in Thibodaux that remain in constant use to this day.
In 1865, with the Grotto in mind, Rev. Charles Menard, Pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church, planted two rows of Oak Trees behind the old church to form an alley to where the grotto was to be built. Early records show that 2,400 cart-loads of dirt were required to form a hillock seventeen feet high. The grotto was built of bricks. On . . . — Map (db m85765) HM|
|Louisiana (Lincoln Parish), Dubach — Autrey House|
|Autrey House - Built 1849 - Oldest restored dogtrot log house in Lincoln Parish. Built on 200 acres by Absalom Autrey and his wife Elizabeth Norris Autrey after they moved from Selma, Alabama in 1848. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, October 10, 1980. — Map (db m23649) HM|
|Louisiana (Livingston Parish), Denham Springs — Denham Springs|
|Mineral spring area near here owned by William Denham 1829-1855. Hotel near the springs built prior to the Civil War. Hill’s Springs post office renamed Denham Springs in 1898. The village was incorporated in 1903. — Map (db m86398) HM|
|Louisiana (Livingston Parish), Denham Springs — Hebron Baptist Church|
|Oldest in Livingston Parish. Organized in April 1837. First church was log cabin about 3 miles south of here. Frame church built at this site in 1859 on 4 acres of land. 1918 and 1955 larger churches built. Thomas M. Bond first pastor. — Map (db m85155) HM|
|Louisiana (Livingston Parish), Port Vincent — Port Vincent|
|Originally a Spanish settlement and early port on Amite River route from Mississippi River via Bayou Manchac. First called Scivicque's Ferry for Vincent Scivicque, native of Italy. Parish seat 1872-1881. — Map (db m86003) HM|
|Louisiana (Livingston Parish), Springfield — Carter Plantation|
|A Spanish land grant acquired by James Rheims in 1804. Thomas Freeman, fmc, built "Sycamore" 1817-1820.
Colonel William Breed, first sheriff of Livingston Parish, purchased estate in 1838.
George Richardson acquired the property in 1856, which he renamed for his son-in-law, Judge Marcus T. Carter. Their descendents still live on the property. . — Map (db m86010) HM|
|Louisiana (Livingston Parish), Springfield — Springfield Cemetery Cannon|
|In memory of Sallie Martinez Martin, for the dedication of this cannon on December 16, 2006, in honor of her great-grandfather, Johann Dreystadt, and the preservation of the history of Springfield, LA. Johann was born December 23, 1831 in Lauterbach, Saarland, Germany. He stowed away to America, and settled in Springfield circa 1850. He changed his name to John Threeton, and married Lucinda Hall in 1857. They had 11 children and he supported them as a carpenter. His patriotism led him to . . . — Map (db m86019) HM|
|Louisiana (Livingston Parish), Springfield — Springfield's Role in West Florida Revolution|
|Situated on El Camino Real (King's Highway), now LA Hwy 22, during Spanish reign (1783-1810). Site of stockade or small fort. In 1810 revolt against Spain, residents led by William Cooper remained loyal to Spanish authority. However, rebels led by Gen. Philemon Thomas prevailed at Baton Rouge with the help of 44 grenadiers from Springfield under command of Col. John B. Ballinger. They helped capture the Spanish Fort there on Sept. 23, 1810. — Map (db m86020) HM|
|Louisiana (Livingston Parish), Walker — Salem Baptist Church|
|Organized September 11, 1854, by elders J.L. Simpson and George H. Washington. Oldest church in the old 8th Ward. Church was a public school in early 1900's. Destroyed by storms in 1908-1909. Served by Old Fields P.O. 1856-1935. — Map (db m85061) HM|
|Louisiana (Livingston Parish), Watson — Indians Along Amite River|
|The Amite River Phase (4000-1500 B.C.) of the Archaic Period was a local variation of a pre-ceramic Indian culture in the area. Gravel lured Indians to the Amite River, which today remains important for this resource. — Map (db m86004) HM|
|Louisiana (Madison Parish), Delta — Freedmen Fight at Milliken's Bend|
|On June 7, 1863, black troops fought a vicious battle to defend the Union supply base at Milliken’s Bend, 15 miles northwest of here. Their victory proved black troops could fight well and helped ensure that the siege at Vicksburg would end in Union victory four weeks later.
At Milliken’s Bend the Confederates met black troops who had been in the service only days or weeks. In brutal hand-to-hand combat, the Confederates drove the Federals back. But the black troops, aided by the white . . . — Map (db m84474) HM|
|Louisiana (Madison Parish), Delta — Grant's Canal|
|During the summer of 1862, the Federals’ first attempt to bypass Vicksburg by digging a canal across DeSoto Peninsula failed. By January, 1863, the Federals had reoccupied the Louisiana shore opposite Vicksburg. Gen. U.S. Grant ordered work on the canal resumed. The canal was to be 60 feet wide, one and one-half miles long, and deep enough to float any vessel on the river. Ground was broken on January 30. Negro work gangs assisted by fatigue details from the Union Army began the work. Later, . . . — Map (db m84467) HM|
|Louisiana (Madison Parish), Delta — Grant's Canal|
|This canal was the third attempt by the Union armies to route gunboats around Vicksburg. Excavation was begun in January 1863, by order of General Grant with two regiments and 1,200 Negro laborers. Two dredge boats were used in February but were driven from work by Confederate shell fire. High water damaged the canal in March and further work was suspended. The canal was thereafter abandoned.
Tablet placed by Village of Delta. Erected May 20th 1936. — Map (db m84469) HM|
|Louisiana (Madison Parish), Delta — Grant's Canal – 1863|
|The remains of the canal you see here today are the result of the second Union effort to bypass Vicksburg.
In January 1863, laborers and troops under the command of Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant resumed work on the canal begun in June 1862. They worked to create a ditch 60 feet wide and six feet deep – large enough to accommodate most Union boats. Their efforts failed when high water flooded Union camps and illness afflicted both soldiers and laborers. When Confederate guns at Vicksburg . . . — Map (db m84472) HM|
|Louisiana (Madison Parish), Delta — Mississippi Sidestep|
|In 1862, powerful Confederate guns along Vicksburg’s high bluffs kept the Mississippi River closed to Federal shipping. Union leaders decided the army should take the city by land to gain control of the river. But General Thomas Williams had a different idea—dig a canal across the foot of De Soto Point to bypass the batteries altogether.
In the June heat, Union soldiers labored alongside more than 1,200 formerly enslaved people to carve the 1.5 mile canal. Sunstroke, exhaustion, . . . — Map (db m84468) HM|
|Louisiana (Madison Parish), Delta — Ninth Regiment Connecticut Volunteers|
|Known as Connecticut’s Irish Regiment, due to its predominant makeup of soldiers borned n Ireland, the Ninth was mustered in at New Haven in September 1861. In December, the 845-man regiment arrived at Ship Island, Mississippi, and was among the first Union troops to enter New Orleans after the city surrendered in April 1862. Two months later, the Ninth was part of the expeditionary force led by Gen. Thomas Williams that steamed up the Mississippi River in the first Union campaign to capture . . . — Map (db m84476) HM WM|
|Louisiana (Madison Parish), Delta — U.S. African Brigade — District Northeast Louisiana Army of the Tennessee|
District Northeast Louisiana Army of the Tennessee
Col. Isaac F. Shepard
Post of Milliken’s Bend Louisiana
Col. Hiram Scofield
8th Louisiana, Col. Hiram Scofield
9th Louisiana, Col Herman Lieb, Maj. Erastus N. Owen, Lieut. Col. Charles L. Paige
11th Louisiana, Col. Edwin W. Chamberlain, Lieut. Col. Cyrus Sears
13th Louisiana, Lieut. Herman Knoll
1st Mississippi, Lieut. Col. A. Watson Webber
3rd Mississippi, Col. Richard H. Ballinger
. . . — Map (db m84475) HM|
|Louisiana (Madison Parish), Delta — U.S. Operations Against Vicksburg — May 18 - July 24, 1862|
Operations Against Vicksburg May 18 - July 24, 1862;
Department of the Gulf.
Maj. Gen. Benjamin Butler;
2d Brigade, Department of the Gulf.
Brig. Gen. Thomas Williams;
9th Connecticut Infantry, Col. Thomas W. Cahill;
30th Massachusetts Infantry, Col Nathan A.M. Dudley;
6th Michigan Infantry, Capt. Charles E. Clarke;
7th Vermont Infantry, Col. George T. Roberts;
4th Wisconsin Infantry, Col. Halbert E. Paine;
2d Battery, Massachusetts Light Artillery, . . . — Map (db m84471) HM|
|Louisiana (Madison Parish), Delta — Williams' Canal – 1862|
|Rather than attack Vicksburg directly, the Federals at first tried to engineer their way around the Confederate stronghold.
In June 1862, Union troops started digging a canal across the foot of DeSoto Point. The theory: the river would adopt the new channel, and Union shipping would be able to bypass Vicksburg. The “Gibraltar of the South” would become just another inland town.
Work on the 1.5 mile canal began on June 27. To speed the digging, the Federals pressed more . . . — Map (db m84470) HM|
|Louisiana (Madison Parish), Taliulah — Battle for the Mississippi: The Vicksburg Campaign|
| The fall of New Orleans in April1862,
capped the beginning of an 18-month drive
to control Vicksburg and the Mississippi River.
The fight for this strategic location was arduous.
Vicksburg, sitting high atop bluffs, was protected
by artillery and a maze of bayous. Confederate
river fortifications interrupted the flow of
Northern troops, supplies and commerce.
Driving southward from Tennessee and
northward from the Gulf, Federal troops
forced the surrender of . . . — Map (db m60227) HM|
|Louisiana (Madison Parish), Taliulah — Grant's March Thru Louisiana|
| Grant's March Map included
Winter Quarters, the country home of Haller and Julia
Nutt, is the only plantation home along Lake Saint Joseph
that survived the Vicksburg campaign. The Nutts were
Union sympathizers who offered hospitality to Union
soldiers at Winter Quarters. I return they recieved "letters
of protection" from Ulysses S. Grant, which spared their
home from the devastation levied by advancing Union
troops under the orders . . . — Map (db m60239) HM|
|Louisiana (Madison Parish), Tallulah — Battle of Milliken’s Bend|
|At daybreak on June 7, 1863, Gen. H. E. McCulloch led his Texas Brigade against the Union force which guarded the Union supply depot at Milliken’s Bend. In the savage fighting which ensued, the Confederates drove the Federals from their camp. While many of the Texans stopped to plunder the encampment, the Federals took cover behind a levee fronting the river. Here, supported by fire of the ironclad “Choctaw”, the Federals were able to check the Confederates. McCulloch withdrew. This . . . — Map (db m34798) HM|
|Louisiana (Natchitoches Parish), Natchez — Old Plauche Place / Ducournau Plantation|
This c. 1836 center hill Creole cottage is of poteaux sur sole, (hand-hewn pegged cypress sills on brick piers)and bousillage construction on the 1780s land grand to Claude Pierre Thomas Metoyer. The lower 68 acres given to a free woman of color, Coincoin, mother to his 10 Franco-African children, genesis to Isle Brevelle and builders of Melrose Plantation and St. Augustine Church. Pierre and his French wife, Marie Therese Buard, had three children who intermarried with the . . . — Map (db m70645) HM|
|Louisiana (Natchitoches Parish), Natchitoches — Colonial Gateway Corral|
|First sighted by St. Denis and Bienville in 1700, this hill was later St. Denis' vacherie. Here three paths met. From the Spanish West came cattle and horses; eastward were his home and the route of flatboats to New Orleans. A road wound North to the Fort. — Map (db m66241) HM|
|Louisiana (Natchitoches Parish), Natchitoches — El Camino Real — King's Highway — Old San Antonio Trace|
|Traveled by St. Denis in 1714
from Natchitoches to the Rio Grande
Natchitoches, the oldest town in La.,
was established in 1714 — Map (db m69237) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — "Oven" Vaults|
|To the left, along the aisle, is a row of burial crypts which also served as the wall of the cemetery on Basin Street, Because if their arched shape the were commonly known as “oven” vaults.
Constructed probably in the middle of the nineteenth century these vaults are historically significant for their efficient use of the land and because they foreshadowed the modern mausoleum which has become popular in the middle of the twentieth century.
The location of these vaults was once . . . — Map (db m51640) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — 700 South Peters|
|Built in 1910-11 for the
Orleans Manufacturing Company.
This historic structure is
architecturally significant to
the Historic Warehouse District,
listed in the National Register
of Historic Places. — Map (db m54330) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — 8 in. Columbaid Cannon|
|This 8 in. Columbaid, cast of Alabama iron by the Confederates at Selma, Ala. was mounted in Spanish Fort, Mobile Bay.
The Fifth Company Slocomb's Battery Battalion Washington Artillery of New Orleans, during the siege of that fort by the U.S. forces under Gen. E. R.S. Canby along served this piece until it was disabled on the tenth day of the siege April 4th, 1865, by the concentrated fire of more than twenty five opposing guns. Thirteen of the company fell dead or wounded around it. . . . — Map (db m38901) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Adams – Jones House|
|Erected for John I. Adams, merchant, who in 1860 purchased this part of the former plantation of Jacques Francois de Livaudais, built this house and made his residence here until 1896.
Subsequent family ownerships were
Ferdinand Reusch – 1889-1921
Mrs. William Preston Johnston – 1921-1926
Woodruff George – 1926-1961
Restored 1961-62 by Mrs. Hamilton Polk Jones — Map (db m51518) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Andrew Jackson Hotel|
|Has been listed in the
of Historic Places
by the United States
Department of the Interior
1965 — Map (db m84803) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Archbishop Antoine Blanc Memorial|
|This memorial is a complex of private property of the Catholic Church of New Orleans.
Located on the grounds are several buildings of which the most notable is the OLD URSULINE CONVENT – ARCHIEPISCOPAL RESIDENCE erected by order of King Louis XV of France in 1745. It is the oldest building of record in the entire Mississippi Valley.
In 1824 the property was deeded by the Ursuline nuns to the Catholic bishops of New Orleans, the main building to serve as their residence, administrative . . . — Map (db m51313) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Audubon Room|
|This typical creole cottage probably built before 1813, is considered the traditional site of the studio of famed naturalist painter, John James Audubon, and the place in which he completed his classic “Birds of America” series during his residency in New Orleans in 1821-22. — Map (db m51356) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Avart-Peretti House|
|Erected 1842 as a two-story house for Mme. Augustine Eugenie de Lassize widow of Louis Robert Avart. J.N.B. de Pouilly and Ernest Goudchauz architect-builders
From 1906 through 1923 it was the residence and studio of the artist Achille Peretti.
During 1946 and 1947 Tennessee Williams lived here and wrote “A Steetcar Named Desire,” — Map (db m51416) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Bank of Louisiana — Erected 1826|
|Built by Bickle, Hamlet & Fox; the iron fence and gates were make by Sterling & Co. of New York.
In 1840 the building was damaged by fire and repairs were made; another fire occurred in 1861 after which the structure was again restored and the Royal Street entrance, added from the plans of James Gallier, Jr., architect.
The bank was liquidated in 1867 and for a short time the building was used as the conveyance office. In 1868-1869 it served as the state capitol for Louisiana.
In 1870 it . . . — Map (db m51336) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Bank of Louisiana in New Orleans|
|The original Bank of Louisiana in New Orleans was chartered by Governor Claiborne in 1804 and its board included Julien Poydras and John McDonogh. The bank was formed after the Louisiana to provide the currency for the citizens of Louisiana Purchase to replace the Spanish silver certificates used in the lower Mississippi Valley before the purchase.
In 1824, another Bank of Louisiana was chartered and included four branch facilities, including one in Baton Rouge. The main office was housed in . . . — Map (db m51591) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Battle of Liberty Place Monument — "September 14th 1874"|
[ inscriptions, west face, base :]
September 14th 1874
In honor of those Americans on both sides who died in the Battle of Liberty Place
Members of the Metropolitan Police:
John H. H. Camp • John Kennedy • Edward Simon •
J.F. Clermont • J.E. Koehler • William Thornton •
David Fisher • James McManus • Rudolphe Zipple •
Armsted Hill • Michael O’Keefe
A conflict of the past that should teach us lessons for the future.
[inscriptions, west face, . . . — Map (db m34742) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Benito Juarez|
Incised on stone:
Peace is based on the respect of the right of others.
1806 - 1872
The People of Mexico to the people of the United States of America.
El respeto al derecho ajeno es la paz.
1806 - 1872
El Pueblo de Mexico al Pueblo de los Estados Unidos de America
In homage to the restorer of the Republic and President of Mexico from 1858 to 1872 on the centenary of his death.
XII Mexico United States . . . — Map (db m86112) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Bernard de Marigny|
|Bernard de Marigny de Mandeville (1785-1868) a wealthy land-owner, served in the U.S. Army, participated in framing the first and second constitutions of Louisiana, and served in the Louisiana Territorial Legislature. He also was elected President of the Louisiana State Senate in 1822. Lost most of his wealth before his death. Mandeville, Louisiana was founded by him in the 1830’s. Two streets of New Orleans, Mandeville and Marigny, carry the family name. — Map (db m51643) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Bienville Monument — Bienville Place|
|[On base of statue]:
Jean Baptiste LeMoyne de Bienville
born Montreal, February 23, 1680
died Paris, March 7, 1767
Founder of New Orleans
with homage of
Louisiana * Canada * France — Map (db m23885) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Birthplace of Danny Barker — January 13, 1909|
|African-American Creole guitar and banjo player, songwriter, composer, singer, author, historian, teacher, storyteller, humorist, actor and painter. Jazz Hall of Fame member. Recipient of National Endowment of the Arts Music Master Award and numerous other honors. Played on more that 1,000 records of Jazz, Swing, Blues, Bebop, and Traditional. Husband of legendary singer Blue Lu Barker. — Map (db m51525) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Boimaré-Macarty House|
|Erected in 1832 by Antoine Louis Boimaré, bookseller and Louisiana historiographer, the building was completed by Louis Bartehelemy Macary who bought the unfinished house in 1835. The granite arcade and lead-ornamented transoms are excellent examples of the refined detail of the period.
In 1722 barracks were erected on this site by the Company of the Indies to house French, Swiss and German workmen engaged in building the City of New Orleans. These wooden buildings, designed by Leblond de la . . . — Map (db m51332) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Bosque House|
Built in 1795
by Bartholome Bosque, a native of
Palma, Majorca; father of Suzette
Bosque, third wife of Louisiana’s
first American governor
On this site stood the house of
Don Bernardo de Galvez
Spanish Governor of Louisiana
Sold in 1787 to Don Vincente Nunez
Royal Treasurer of the province
Here on Good Friday, March 21, 1788
began the disastrous fire which
destroyed most of the colonial city. — Map (db m51412) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Bradish Johnson House — Erected 1872|
|The design of this Post-Civil War mansion of a prominent Louisiana sugar planter, attributed to James Freret, architect, reflects the influence of the French “Ecole des Beaux Arts,” were he studied from 1860 to 1862. Residence of Walter Denegre 1892-1929, Louise S. McGehee School since 1929. — Map (db m51519) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Brevard-Rice House — Built in 1857 for Albert Hamilton Brevard|
|James H. Calrow, architect
Charles Pride, builder
Owned by Brevard heirs until 1869 purchased then by Emory Clapp, who added the library wing on the left. It remained in the Clapp family until 1935.
It was then owned and occupied by the families of Dr. Frank Brostrom from 1935 to 1947, Judge John Minor Wisdom from 1947 to 1972, and John A. Mmahat from 1972 to 1988.
Purchased in 1989 by the novelist Ann Rice and her husband, the poet and painter Stan Rice. — Map (db m51523) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Bringier – Barnett House|
|One of three once identical adjacent houses erected in 1834 by Henry R. Denis, attorney Owned by Michel Douradou Bringier 1837-1850 Owned by Edward Barnett, notary – attorney 1850-1876 Remodeled and enlarged by him in 1859 Elijah Cox, architect – builder — Map (db m51315) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Campanel Cottage|
|Barthelemy Campanel purchased this site in 1806 and likely built this cottage and two adjacent Toulouse Street cottages in 1811 as rental property.
Campanel, a free man of color. Operated a hardware store on North Peters Street, and his family owned this cottage until 1882. After a series of subseqent owners, Leoncio Saulny, Jr. purchased the cottage in 1945 and operated a hardware store here until his death in 1984. — Map (db m51359) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Canal Street Historic District|
|Canal Street, New Orleans’ widest thoroughfare, has long served as the retail heart of the city. With its broad “neutral ground,’ it is the traditional dividing line between uptown and downtown and represents two centuries of American commercial architecture, Initially developed as prestigious residential property, Canal Street evolved into the favored location after 1850 for luxury shops housed in buildings faced in cast-iron and terra cotta. It was also central to the city’s music and . . . — Map (db m51605) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Cathedral of St. Louis, King of France|
|[Cast at the top of the marker is a rendering of the church]Church of St. Louis, 1727-1788
Cathedral of St. Louis, King of France
The first church on this site designed by Adrien De Pauger was erected 1724-1727 and was destroyed in the great fire of 1788.
The second church - a gift of Don Andres Almonester y Roxas designed in Gilberto Guillemard - begun in 1788 and dedicated as a cathedral on Christmas Eve 1994.
The church served until it was enlarged . . . — Map (db m21552) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Charles Didier Dreaux|
|Col. Charles Didier Dreaux
Born in New Orleans May 11, 1832
First Conf. officer from Louisiana
Killed in the War Between
the States on the field of
honor near Newport News, VA.
On July 5, 1861
His last words were
Nobler braver never lived — Map (db m86011) HM WM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Claiborne Tomb — Gaines Tomb|
|Burial tomb (right) of second wife of Governor W.C.C. Claiborne, Clarisse Duralde, who died in 1809 at the age of 21.
Myra Clark Gaines (left) was the daughter of Daniel Clark (1769-1813), American consul when Spain ruled city and later territorial delegate to Congress. Her claim to large land tracts resulted in 65 years of litigation. — Map (db m51650) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Closures – Grillwork|
|These are samples of marble slabs used to adorn tombs and crypts after the opening has been sealed with brick and mortar. The tablets were gathered from areas of the cemetery where they has been put aside after falling from neglected or abandoned vaults. The iron-work is typical of many designs used in the construction of fences erected around family tombs. — Map (db m51651) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Colonel Short’s Villa|
|Built in 1859 for
Colonel Robert H. Short
of Kentucky, commission merchant,
Henry Howard, architect,
Robert Huyghe, builder.
In 1832 this property, which was part of the Lavaudais Plantation was subdivided into city squares.
September 1, 1863 the house was seized by the federal forces occupying the city as property of an absent rebel.
In March 1864 the house briefly served as the executive mansion of the newly elected federal governor of Louisiana, Michael Hahn.
It then became the . . . — Map (db m51497) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Commagère – Mercier House|
|Erected about 1795 by Pedro Commagère after an earlier house on this site was destroyed in the great fire of December 8, 1794.
In 1806 it was occupied in part by John Watkins, mayor of New Orleans and by Mr. Forstall’s store.
Sold by Pedro Commagère in 1806 to Mme. Gracieuse Fontenella, wife of Jean Baptiste Mercier, and by her heirs in 1828 to Louis Gally whose family owned it until 1866.
The site was granted by the Company of the Indies to Francois Gallard, called Chamilly, in . . . — Map (db m51417) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Commander’s Palace — Founded in 1880|
|In 1832 this site was part of
the J.F.E. Levaudais Plantation and
was acquired under French grant.
Prior to 1880 the property formed
a part of the City of Lafayette,
Jefferson Parish, Louisiana
To Dining in the Grand Manner
by Frank and Eleanore Moran — Map (db m51662) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Congo Square|
|Congo Square is in the “vicinity” of a spot which Houmas Indians used before the arrival of the French for celebrating their annual corn harvest and was considered sacred ground. The gathering of enslaved African vendors in Congo Square originated as early as the late 1740's during Louisiana’s French colonial period and continued during the Spanish colonial era as one of the city’s public markets. By 1803 Congo Square had become famous for the gathering of enslaved Africans who . . . — Map (db m20954) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Conway’s Court|
|The French crown granted this property in the early 1700’s to the Marquis de Mezieres, whose influential family furnished planters, soldiers, administrators, and Indian Traders to the French and Spanish regimes. Maurice Conway, nephew and aide of Spanish Gov. Count Alexander O’Reilly, owned it in the 1770’s, and sold it to his nephew, William Conway. Fanchonette Robert bought it in 1799. After 1869, it became associated with the celebrated Louisiana painter, Richard Clague. These structures reproduce the buildings of about 1830. — Map (db m51337) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Creole Cottage c. 1810|
|Documented red-cream-green colors
Original terracotta, pantile roof
John E. De Cell, AIA, Restoration 1963 — Map (db m51364) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Cucullu Row|
|Built in 1828 by James Lambert and Louis Lemoyne for Simon Cucullu, these six rowhouses survive as the oldest intact row in the Vieux Carré. Desporte Pharmacy operated here from 1887 to 1970.
On this corner once stood the 1730 celestial observatory of architect-scientist Pierre Baron. It was replaced by the Conde Market in 1782. This was followed by a fish market in 1784, which was enlarged in 1785 and 1786. The great fire of 1788 destroyed the market complex. — Map (db m51542) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — David Bannister Morgan|
|On the eight day of January, 1815
David Bannister Morgan
Brigadier General V.S.A.
with 400 militia, held his position, called in the British official reports, “the flanking battery,” and from which, to employ Gen. Jackson’s own words “Jackson could have been shelled out in ten minutes.” against 1600 veterans of the Peninsula under Col. W.M. Thornton H.B.M.A., until Gen. Jackson had immortally won the Battle of New Orleans.
This tablet is placed here by the . . . — Map (db m51414) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — De La Ronde House|
|Erected about 1807 by Major General Pierre Denis de la Ronde on whose St. Bernard Parish plantation the first engagement of the Battle of New Orleans was fought on December 23, 1814.
This was de la Ronde’s city residence until his death in 1825, owned by his son-in-law Gabriel Villere from 1827 until 1846 and by Philippe Villere until 1861.
Damaged by Hurricane Betsy in 1965, it was repaired and renovated by Dr. and Mrs. E. Ralph Lupin, 1967, S. Stewart Farnet, architect. — Map (db m51541) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — DeDroit Residence|
|John “Johnny” DeDroit (1892-1988) cornetist, and bandleader, lived here at 737 Henry Clay Avenue from 1929 until 1933. He was a cornet soloist at the age 12 at the Winter Garden Theater on Baronne St., and subsequently played every New Orleans theater orchestra. During the 1920’s he led his own jazz band at Kolb’s Restaurant and the Grunewald Hotel Cave, and recorded for the Okeh Record Company label at sessions in New Orleans and New York. He was president of Musician’s Union Local . . . — Map (db m51491) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Denis House|
|One of three once identical row houses erected in 1834 for Henry Raphael Denis, an attorney.
Dr. Jokichi Takamine (1854-1922), Japanese chemist, philanthropist and co-commissioner for the 1884-1885 World’s Cotton Exposition, is said to have resided here during the World’s Fair. Here he met and later married Caroline Field Hitch, daughter of Ebenezer Hitch, a retired Union Officer who lived in the house at that time.
A founder of the American Biotechnology Industry, Takamine is credited . . . — Map (db m55033) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Dominique Bouligny House|
|Erected in 1831 by Dominique Bouligny. Construction was begun by John McLeary and completed by James Crowe. The cast-iron verandah is a later addition.
Bouligny, born in New Orleans in 1773, was a soldier, statesman, and planter. He was a lieutenant in the Spanish Colonial Louisiana Infantry Regiment, a major in the American Louisiana Fourth Regiment, and member of “the Committee for Defense of New Orleans” during the Battle of New Orleans. Bouligny served on the illustrious . . . — Map (db m51317) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Duelling Grounds|
|This site, history tells us was a favorite location for many duels fought by hot blooded young blades in the romantic Antebellum era of the South. Here, mostly young French and Spanish gentlemen settled their differences with sword and pistols. It was the field of satisfaction for wounded pride and honor — Map (db m51296) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Edgar Degas House|
|This house was bequeathed to the artist and his sister by their maternal uncle Michael Musson. The property was at one time held by Wm. Kenner. Kenner was in New Orleans to assist Wm.C.C. Claiborne in the transfer of New Orleans and Louisiana Purchas from French to American Rule. Degas sold the house in 1866.
Designated a National Landmark by the Department of the Interior in 1978. — Map (db m51598) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Edgar Germain Hilaire Degas|
|French “Impressionist” master whose mother and grandmother were born in New Orleans. Painted many famous subjects on a visit here in 1872-1873 at Musson Home on Esplanade. His “Portrait of Estelle” bought by Delgado Museum. — Map (db m51292) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Edison Place|
|This land for more than 60 years a part of the electric distribution system serving New Orleans, was donated to the City of New Orleans by New Orleans Public Service, Inc. and named in honor of Thomas Alva Edison, inventor and creative genius, a director of the company which provided the first electric service in New Orleans in 1886.
It is dedicated by the donor to public use in the preservation and promotion of the Vieux Carre.
Donated March 30, 1973. — Map (db m80412) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Edward A. Davis House|
|The Greek Revival design by architect William A. Freret was built for Edward A. Davis in 1859. Dr. and Mrs Herman de Bachelle Seebold purchased the home in 1944 and donated the mansion, furnishings and art in 1965 to the Women’s Guild of the New Orleans Opera Association.
This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. — Map (db m51517) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Eliza Lewis — 1764-1804|
|First wife of Wm.C.C. Claiborne, first American governor of Louisiana. Also memorialized here are her son and her brother, Micajah Green Lewis, who died in a duel defending the honor of his brother-in-law, Benjamin Latrobe, noted architect, designed the memorial. — Map (db m51648) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Erard-Espy House|
By Nicholas Joseph Erard
Native of Luneville, Dept. of La Meurthe, France — Map (db m51363) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Evans Creole Candy Factory — Since 1900|
|An important part
of Louisiana's heritage is the famous
Creole cuisine which produced such
tasty delicacies as the praline, crisp
candy made by adding pecans to boiling
sugar. A similar confection was made
in France with almonds, but when
the Louisiana colonists substituted pecans
for the almonds and used brown sugar rather
than refined sugar, they created an
entirely new candy, a candy that is
distinctively Southern in flavor
and richness. — Map (db m54194) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Fauboug Marigny|
|In 1805 Bernard de Marigny began the subdivision of his plantation, creating the first suburb below the original city. As Americans settled up-river, immigrants and free persons of color settled in Faubourg Marigny.
Faubourg Marigny Improvement Association — Map (db m51600) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Faubourg Tremé|
| Located on a portion of the Morand-Moreau plantation sold by Claude Faubourg Tremé in 1810 to the city of New Orleans, it became the city’s first subdivision and is considered to be America’s oldest existing African American neighborhood. It was home to a diverse mix of residents including free people of color and Europeans that prospered as craftsmen, artists, musicians, entrepreneurs, doctors and teachers. Historical sites within Tremé include Louis Armstrong Park, Congo Square, and St. . . . — Map (db m35124) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Faulkner House|
|Here in 1925 William Faulkner, Nobel Laureate, wrote his first novel “Soldiers Pay.
This building was erected in 1840 by the widow of Jean Baptiste LaBranche on a site formerly occupied by part of the yard and buildings of the French Colonial prison. — Map (db m51418) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Former site of Holy Family Sisters’ Convent|
|The old Orleans Ballroom built in 1817, served a number of purposes over the decades. Its most unique function was as a convent, orphanage, and school for the Sisters of the Holy Family, a religious community of negro nuns, now located on the Chef Menteur Higway. The Society of the Sisters, founded in 1842 in New Orleans by Miss Henriette Delille (1813-1862), a free woman of color, taught the bond and free, cared for the orphans, and administered to the needs of the poor, aged, and sick. This . . . — Map (db m51489) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Fort Pike|
|Historic State Monument 5 miles west on US 90 was completed in 1828 to defend Rigolets Pass approach through Lake Pontchartrain to New Orleans. Named after Brigadier Gen. Zebulon Montgomery Pike. — Map (db m22776) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Fort St. Charles — [Louisiana Rebellion of 1768]|
|On Oct. 25, 1769, under Gen. O’Reilly, Spanish governor of Louisiana, executed French patriots and martyrs: de Lafreniere, Marquis, Noyan Caresse, Milhet; Vilere having died previously.
Erected by the Louisiana Department of Commerce and Industry 1955
[Back, in French]
Le Fort Saint – Charles
Le 25 octobre 1769, sur l’ordre du général O’Reilly, gouverneur espagnol de Louisiane, furent exécuteé ici les patriotes et martyrs français La Frénière, Caresse, Marquis et Milhet. . . . — Map (db m51552) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Frances Benjamin Johnston House|
|This Greek Revival house was erected for Mme. Julie Duralde, widow of John Clay, Henry Clay’s brother who purchased the property in 1835 and owned it until her death in 1861.
From 1940 until 1952 it was the residence of Frances Benjamin Johnston (1864-1952), noted photographer of presidents, national leaders and southern architecture. She was called “the photographer of the American country.” — Map (db m51361) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — French Market|
| In 1991 in celebration of the bicentennial of its first market hall, the French Market rededicates itself to the perpetuation and expansion of the traditional market offerings of the bounty of Louisiana - its land, its waters, its cultures - in endless variety.
Native Americans traded here from ancient times when waterways were the highways of America. The market on the banks of the river liked the Mississippi Valley with the Gulf Coast by way of the Esplanade Ridge to Bayou St. John and . . . — Map (db m21841) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Gallier House|
|Erected 1857 for his own residence by James Gallier, Jr. 1827-1868 architect of the French Opera House and other notable buildings. Here he died on May 16, 1868. Owned by his descendants until 1917. This property was part of the grounds of the Ursuline convent from 1727 until 1825. — Map (db m51318) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Gálvez Monument|
| Bernardo de Gálvez
Governor of Louisiana
1777 to 1785
The government of Spain donates this statue to the city of New Orleans to commemorate the bicentennial year of the independence of the United States to which the Spanish governor so decisively contributed. — Map (db m41111) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Garden District|
|Famous for its nineteenth century homes and gardens. This area was originally part of Livaudais Plantation. Became part of City of Lafayette, 1833. Annexed by City of New Orleans, 1852. Designated a National Historic Landmark, 1974. — Map (db m82599) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Gardette - Le Pretre House|
|Erected 1836 for
Joseph Coulon Gardette, Dentist
Frederic Roy, Builder
The cast iron galleries were added by
Jean Baptiste Le Pretre, Planter
who purchased the house in 1839 and
owned it until 1878.
Here on June 2, 1861 part of
the captured flagstaff of Fort Sumter
sent by Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard C.S.A.
was ceremoniously presented to
The Orleans Guards — Map (db m54175) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Gauche House|
|This handsome Italianate villa notable for its fine cast iron work was erected in 1856 by John Gauche importer and dealer in crockery and chinaware who purchased this part of the former city commons from Henry R. Denis, attorney Acquired fro the Gauche heirs by Patrick R. O’Brien in 1882 whose heirs owned it until 1911. Purchased in 1937, it was restored in 1938 by Matilda Geddings Gray and in 1969 by Matilda Gray Stream. — Map (db m51316) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — General Beauregard Equestrian Statue|
Has been placed on the
of Historic Places
By the United States
Department of the Interior
1999 — Map (db m86158) WM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Gilbert Academy and New Orleans University|
|5318 St. Charles Avenue Marker
The site of Gilbert Academy
New Orleans University
Under the auspices of
The Methodist Church
1873 to 1949 — Map (db m12678) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Gilmour – Parker House|
For Thomas Corse Gilmour,
English Cotten Merchant
Isaac Thayer, Architect-Builder.
Sold by Gilmour heirs in 1882
To John M. Parker,
whose son, John M. Parker, Jr.,
lived here and later served as
Governor of Louisiana
The dining room extension with bay window
was added by Mrs. Sarah Roberta Buckner,
widow of John M. Parker, between
1897 and 1899. — Map (db m51660) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Girod House|
|Erected in 1814 by Nicholas Girod
The two story wing facing St. Louis Street was built by his brother, Claude Francois Girod, about 1797.
Nicholas Girod was the mayor of New Orleans from 1812 to 1815 and it is said that he offered his house as a place of refuge for Napoleon Bonaparte in a plot to rescue him from exile. — Map (db m51386) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Hermann – Grima House|
|Erected in 1831 by Samuel Hermann, William Brand, architect – builder. Purchased 1844 by Felix Grima judge, attorney and notary public. Owned by the Grima family until 1921 – acquired by the Christain Woman’s Exchange 1924. An important example of the American influence on New Orleans architecture. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places 1971 — Map (db m51378) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Higgins Boat (LCVP)|
|On this site at 1755 St. Charles Avenue in May 1941, Andrew Jackson Higgins and Higgins Industries Inc. designed and produced America’s first successful tank landing craft. Here Higgins produced his shallow draft "Eureka" work boats, which evolved into the famed Landing Craft Vehicle Personnel or LCVP. During World War II Higgins Industry produced 20,094 boats for the Allied forces. The Higgins LCVP and larger Landing Craft Mechanized (LCM) boats revolutionized modern warfare by allowing an . . . — Map (db m54114) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Homer Adolph Plessy — 1862-1925|
|On June 7, 1892, Homer Adolph Plessy defied a Louisiana law that segregated railroad trains on the basis of race. He was arrested and became the defendant in the May 18, 1896 United States Supreme Court decision of Plessy v. Ferguson, which condoned "separate but equal" facilities in the United States. Sponsored by a New Orleans group, called the "Comité des Citoyens," Plessy's civil disobedience marked one of the first legal challenges to the separation of races in the south following the . . . — Map (db m13036) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — In Memory of All American Veterans|
|This memorial honors all American veterans who, although separated by generations, shared a common undeniable goal – to valiantly protect our country’s freedoms.
The memories of these American veterans will continue to live on whenever and wherever democracy exists.
The American veteran – forever a symbol of heroism, sacrifice, loyalty and freedom. — Map (db m51294) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — In the Protestant Section — Benjamin Henry Boneval Latrobe — Henry Sellon Boneval Latrobe|
|In the Protestant Section of this cemetery were interred
Benjamin Henry Boneval Latrobe
Born –Fulneck, England, May 1, 1764
Died – New Orleans, September 3, 1820
Founder of the architectural profession in America
Architect of the United States Capitol,
The Baltimore Catherdal.
The Louisiana State Bank,
and other notable buildings.
Henry Sellon Boneval Latrobe
Son of Benjamin Henry Boneval Latrobe and Lydia Sellon, his first wife.
Born – July 19 1792, . . . — Map (db m52070) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Italian Hall — 1020 Esplanade Ave.|
|This imposing complex was assembled out of old buildings (one by architect James Gallier, dating to 1835) and new construction from between 1912 and 1920. As the Unione Italiana, which combined many Italian benevolent societies, it was the home of both the Contessa Entellina Society Band, made up of Albanian-Sicilian Italian-Americans and the Roma Band, of Sicilian Italian-Americans. During their rivalry a musician could be in one, not both. Many jazz bands played here for dances including the . . . — Map (db m51987) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Italian Mutual Benevolent Society Tomb|
|This architectural masterpiece is the most notable of the many multi-vaulted society tombs in the cemetery. Designed by Pietro Gualdi it was fabricated in Italy and erected in 1857 at a cost of $40,000. Ownership was ceded to the cemetery in 1986 bu Loggia Dante #174, F&M which had acquired ownership from Italian Society in 1949.
Restored by New Orleans Archdiocesan Cemeteries 1986-1987 — Map (db m86109) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Jack Teagarden|
|played his last stand here one year ago today on 14 January 1964.
This plaque is placed in this spot by Y F Minola in deepest respect for his enduring contribution to jazz. — Map (db m85503) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Jackson Square - Vieux Carré — National Historic Landmark|
Jackson Square has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935.
This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and interpreting the history of the United States.
U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service. 1965
[Panel 2:]Vieux Carré has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, . . . — Map (db m21859) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Jazz|
This site is in the area which has been called the birthplace of jazz. It was a center of social clubs, saloons, honky-tonks, bakeries, pawn shops, and barber shops where the musicians met during the early years of the twentieth-century. It was called Back-of-Town.
The Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club was located in this block facing Perdido Street.
Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, Jelly Roll Morton, King Oliver, Bunk Johnson and many others played in these clubs as did . . . — Map (db m81105) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Jean Adrien Delpit House|
|Erected together with the adjacent building at 525 St. Louis Street by Etienne Debon who acquired both properties in 1807 from Jean Etienne Boré, Claude Gerlie and Joseph Guillot, buiders.
This half of the Debon Building was extensively remodeled or rebuilt by Jean Adrien Delpit, tobacconist, who acquired this building in 1840. He established a tobacco and snuff factory in 1808 and operated here from 1840 until the 1880’s, adding the adjacent building at 517 St. Louis Street in 1885. His . . . — Map (db m51548) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Jefferson City|
|Originally a part of Jefferson Parish, this area was incorporated as Jefferson City in 1850. By 1860 its population was 5,107, including 131 free black citizens. It was annexed by the City of New Orleans in 1870. — Map (db m13039) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Jefferson Davis|
|Born at Fairview, KY. June 3, 1808
U.S. Army 1828-1835
Served in Black Hawk War
Congressman U.S. 1845-1846
Colonel Mississippi Volunteers in War with Mexico
Rendered Gallant Service in the taking of Monterey and Buena Vista where he was severely wounded
Senator U.S. 1847-1851
Secretary of War U.S. 1853-1857
Senator U.S. 1857-1861
President C.S.A. 1861-1865
Prisoner, Fortress Monroe 1865-1867
Erected by Ladies Confederate Memorial Association
May 17, 1930 — Map (db m51521) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Judge Fred J. Cassibry Square|
|Fred J. Cassibry (1918-1996), U.S. Navy WWII veteran, served on the New Orleans City Council, Orleans District Court, U.S. District Court, E.D. La., and the Louisiana Economic Development and Gaming Corporation. Throughout his 40 years of public life, Judge Cassibry personified the definition of a dedicated public official. He never forgot he was a servant of the people. Square dedicated by 1999 La. Acts 708. — Map (db m51333) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — LaBranche Buildings|
|On this site in 1734 stood the residence of François Fleuriau, Attorney General of the Superior Council of the French colony of Louisiana, a native of Rennes in Brittany. This building erected in 1840 as one of a group of eleven by Madame Mesasie Trepagnier, widow of Jean Baptiste LaBranche, a planter of St. Charles Parish. — Map (db m51415) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Lafayette Cemetery No. 1|
|Established in 1833 by the City of Lafayette
The square was acquired from Cornelius Hurst and the cemetery laid out by Benjamin Buisson, city surveyor.
This was part of the Livaudais Plantation which had been subdivided into city squares in 1832
The cemetery contains many fine and historic tombs, among them those of Samuel Jarvis Peters, father of the New Orleans public school system, and General Harry T. Hays, distinguished confederate general.
Here are buried many persons of German and . . . — Map (db m51493) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Lafayette Square|
|(Obverse) Planned in 1788 as a public place for Faubourg Ste. Marie, the City's first suburb, this Square honors American Revolutionary War Hero, Marie Joseh Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette. He declined the invitation to become the first Governor when the United States purchased Louisiana. During his April 9-15, 1825, visit to the City of New Orleans, his popularity was evidenced by resounding cheers of "Vive Lafayette, Vive Lafayette!"
Conçue . . . — Map (db m20965) HM|
|Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Lambert-Gallier Inn of Court — Lambert & Lambert, Attorneys at Law|
|In 1836, renowned New Orleans architect James Gallier built these two buildings, 631 & 635 St. Charles Avenue along with the one on the right and the one that was on the corner of Samuel Morse for the sum of $20,000.00.
In 1978-79, after deteriorating to a flophouse known as the Savoy Hotel and two derelict bars, John D. Lambert, Jr. had these two buildings renovated to serve as his and his father’s, John D. Lambert’s law office; plus that of eighteen other attorneys, including reception . . . — Map (db m51595) HM|