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

Jackson Square - Vieux Carré

National Historic Landmark

 
 
Jackson Square - Vieux Carré Marker (Panel 1) image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, July 14, 2009
1. Jackson Square - Vieux Carré Marker (Panel 1)





Inscription. [Panel 1:]

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, 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.
1970

 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 29° 57.462′ N, 90° 3.803′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker is on Chartres Street (Place John Paul II) north of St. Paul Street. Click for map. The marker panels are on the fence, across Chartres Street from the Cathedral of St. Louis - between St. Ann and St. Peter Streets, in the city's French
Jackson Square - Vieux Carré Marker (Panel 2) image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, July 14, 2009
2. Jackson Square - Vieux Carré Marker (Panel 2)
Quarter - a.k.a. the Vieux Carré. Marker is in this post office area: New Orleans LA 70116, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cathedral of St. Louis, King of France (within shouting distance of this marker); The Cabildo (within shouting distance of this marker); The Presbytère (within shouting distance of this marker); David Bannister Morgan (within shouting distance of this marker); Upper Pontabla Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Literary Landmark (within shouting distance of this marker); Quartier General de la Garde Municipale (within shouting distance of this marker); Lower Pontalba Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in New Orleans.
 
Also see . . .
1. Jackson Square. "...The Place d'Armes was the prime site for the public execution of disobedient slaves during the 18th and early 19th centuries. After the 1811 German Coast Uprising, three slaves were hanged here. Their dismembered bodies were then used to decorate the city's gates." (Submitted on August 22, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 

2. German Coast. (Submitted on August 22, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
3. "The French Quarter" a.k.a. Vieux Carré
Cathedral of St. Louis in the New Orleans French Quarter [Vieux Carré], viewed from Jackson Square image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, July 14, 2009
3. Cathedral of St. Louis in the New Orleans French Quarter [Vieux Carré], viewed from Jackson Square
. (Submitted on August 22, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. Plaza de Armas; Place d'Armes; French Quarter; Andrew Jackson; Clark Mills; Creoles; 1811 German Coast Uprising.
 
Categories. African AmericansAntebellum South, USColonial EraLandmarksNotable Places
 
Equestrian statue of Maj. Gen. Andrew Jackson by artist Clark Mills in Jackson Square image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, July 14, 2009
4. Equestrian statue of Maj. Gen. Andrew Jackson by artist Clark Mills in Jackson Square
erected 1856 to honor the victor of the Battle of New Orleans (1815) - a duplicate of Mill's original, erected in President's Park, Washington, D.C. in 1853 and a third copy, erected near the Tennessee Capitol in Nashville, 1880.
Jackson Square Fountain image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, July 14, 2009
5. Jackson Square Fountain
"...erected in commemoration of the visit to New Orleans of General Charles De Gaulle, President of France, April 29, 1960."
Jackson Square - Vieux Carré Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, July 14, 2009
6. Jackson Square - Vieux Carré Marker
"When New Orleans was the capital of the Spanish province of Luisiana, 1762-1803, this square bore the name Plaza De Armas."
"St. Joan of Arc - Maid of Orleans" statue in the Place de France image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, July 15, 2009
7. "St. Joan of Arc - Maid of Orleans" statue in the Place de France
Decatur Street, near the French Market in the Vieux Carré, New Orleans.
The Vieux Carré seen from the Mississippi River image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, July 15, 2009
8. The Vieux Carré seen from the Mississippi River
with Jackson Square visible to the right.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,886 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   7, 8. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on March 15, 2017.
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