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New Orleans in Orleans Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

The French Opera House

 
 
The French Opera House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, July 13, 2009
1. The French Opera House Marker
Inscription.

The INN ON BOURBON on the corner of Toulouse and Bourbon Streets, rests on the site of the Old French Opera House, for 60 years, the cultural center of New Orleans Creole society, and the first opera house in the United States. Erected in 1859 at a cost of $118,000.00, it was opened to the public on December 1, 1859. The opera house was one of the most famous masterpieces designed by noted architect James Gallier, architect of Gallier Hall and many other classic [19th] Century buildings.
 
Erected by The Inn on Bourbon.
 
Location. 29° 57.464′ N, 90° 3.993′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Bourbon Street and Toulouse Street, on the right when traveling west on Bourbon Street. Click for map. Marker is in the French Quarter (Vieux Carré). Marker is at or near this postal address: 541 Bourbon Street, New Orleans LA 70130, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nicholas Bertoli Building (within shouting distance of this marker); My Bourbon Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Girod House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Merieult House
The Inn on Bourbon Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, July 13, 2009
2. The Inn on Bourbon Hotel
The French Opera House Marker is visible on the wall, lower left.
(about 300 feet away); Original Pierre Maspero’s Slave Exchange (about 300 feet away); Boimaré-Macarty House (about 400 feet away); Campanel Cottage (about 400 feet away); Plique – La Branche House (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in New Orleans.
 
Also see . . .
1. French Opera House. (Submitted on August 11, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. James Gallier, Jr. (Submitted on August 11, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
3. Inn on Bourbon - History. (Submitted on August 11, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
4. Bourbon Street. (Submitted on August 11, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicNotable Buildings
 
Bourbon Street near The Inn, looking toward Canal Street image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, July 13, 2009
3. Bourbon Street near The Inn, looking toward Canal Street
<i>French Opera House, New Orleans</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard by H.C. Leighton Co., circa 1905
4. French Opera House, New Orleans
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,443 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   3. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   4. submitted on . • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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