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Bienville Monument

Bienville Place

 
 
Bienville Monument, north face of statue's base image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, July 14, 2009
1. Bienville Monument, north face of statue's base
Inscription. [On base of statue]:

Jean Baptiste LeMoyne de Bienville

born Montreal, February 23, 1680
died Paris, March 7, 1767

Founder of New Orleans
1717

with homage of
Louisiana * Canada * France

 
Erected 1955 by Louisiana Purchase Sesquicentennial Commission.
 
Location. 29° 57.266′ N, 90° 3.884′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker can be reached from Decatur Street north of Conti Street, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. The monument is in the French Quarter at the south end of Bienville Place, the small park north of Conti Street, between Decatur and N. Peters Streets. 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. Jean Adrien Delpit House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pierre Maspero’s Exchange (about 500 feet away); Louis J. Dufilho (about 600 feet away); U.S. Branch Bank (about 600 feet away); Edgar Degas House (about 700 feet away); Bank of Louisiana (about 800 feet away); Judge Fred J. Cassibry Square (about 800 feet away); Rillieux – Waldhorn House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in New Orleans.
 
More about this marker. The statue was first erected at the Bienville Plaza near the New Orleans Union (railroad) station in April
Bienville Monument, north face image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, July 14, 2009
2. Bienville Monument, north face
statue sculpted by Angela Gregory, 1955.
1955. It was relocated to Bienville Place in November 1996.
 
Also see . . .
1. Jean Baptiste LeMoyne de Bienville. ...in 1708, the attempt to cultivate the land by Indian labor having failed, Bienville proposed to the home government to send Negroes from the Antilles to be exchanged for Indians, at the rate of three Indians for two Negroes.... (Submitted on October 31, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 

2. Louisiana's Code Noir, 1724. (Submitted on October 31, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
3. Bienville, Jean Baptiste le Moyne, sieur de. ...fearing insurrections of Black slaves...promulgated (1724) the Code Noir... (Submitted on October 31, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 

4. Dictionary of Canadian Biography. (Submitted on October 31, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
5. French-Chickasaw War. (Submitted on October 31, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville; Sieur d’Iberville; Compagnie des Indes; Nouvelle Orléans; Vieux Carré; slavery; Black Code; Chickasaw Wars; Angela Gregory, sculptor.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable PersonsSettlements & SettlersWar, French and Indian
 
Bienville Monument , southwest side image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 1, 2012
3. Bienville Monument , southwest side
Bienville Monument, east side image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 1, 2012
4. Bienville Monument, east side
Bienville Monument, Bienville Place, south face image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, July 14, 2009
5. Bienville Monument, Bienville Place, south face
looking northward toward Jackson Square with the visitor's center for the Jean Lafitte National Historic Park and Preserve in view across Decatur Street, center left.
Bienville Place, commemorative marker on the south side of the statue. image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, July 14, 2009
6. Bienville Place, commemorative marker on the south side of the statue.
"In commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the founding of New Orleans, a wreath was placed here by his excellency, Charles Lucet ambassador of France to the United States and the honorable Victor H. Schiro, Mayor of New Orleans, on May 9, 1968."
Jean Baptiste LeMoyne de Bienville image. Click for full size.
Wikipedia
7. Jean Baptiste LeMoyne de Bienville
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 4,860 times since then and 747 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   3, 4. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   5, 6, 7. 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 June 16, 2016.
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