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New Orleans in Orleans Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Bienville Monument
Bienville Place
 
Bienville Monument, north face of statue's base Photo, 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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Markers Attached to Sculpture marker series.
 
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, 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 1955. It was relocated to Bienville Place in November 1996.
 
Bienville Monument, north face Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, July 14, 2009
2. Bienville Monument, north face
statue sculpted by Angela Gregory, 1955.
 

 
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.
 
Bienville Monument , southwest side Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, April 1, 2012
3. Bienville Monument , southwest side
 
 
Bienville Monument, east side Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, April 1, 2012
4. Bienville Monument, east side
 
 
Bienville Monument, Bienville Place, south face Photo, 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. Photo, 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 Photo, Click for full size
Wikipedia
7. Jean Baptiste LeMoyne de Bienville
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on October 31, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 3,244 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 31, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   3, 4. submitted on April 8, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   5, 6, 7. submitted on October 31, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
 
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