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

Residence of Don Manuel Lanzos

Captain of the Spanish Army

 

—Madam John’s Legacy —

 
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By Barry Swackhamer, December 24, 2011
1. Residence of Don Manuel Lanzos Marker
Inscription. Erected 1788 in the French colonial style Robert Jones, an American, builder. Site of the birthplace of Renato Beluche (1781-1860) a lieutenant of Jean Lafitte’s Baratarians who participated in the Battle of New Orleans Later Admiral of the Venezuelan Navy. The house was refferred to as ‘Madam John’s Legacy’ in Geo. W. Cable’s story ‘Tite Poulette’ in 1879 An earlier house was erected on part of this site about 1726 by Jean Pascal, a sailor killed in the Natchez Massacre in 1729, and occupied by his widow until her death in 1777.

The house was presented to the Louisiana State Museum by Mrs. Stella Hirsch Lewann on June 23, 1947. Restored in 1974.
 
Erected 1976 by New Orleans Landmarks Commission.
 
Location. 29° 57.553′ N, 90° 3.781′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker is on Dumaine Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 628 Dumaine Street, New Orleans LA 70116, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas Poree House (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of First Louisiana School (within shouting distance of this marker); Cucullu Row (within shouting
Madame John's Legacy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 24, 2011
2. Madame John's Legacy Marker
Madame John’s Legacy Built in 1788 Restored in 1998 Under the Administration of Governor M.J. “Mike” Foster, Jr., Lieutenant Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco Board of Directors, Louisiana State Museum E. Ralph Lupin, M.D., Chairman Mrs. Rosemary Ewing, Vice Chairman Jerry F. Adams • Warren M. Bilings, PhD. • Mrs. Patricia Brister • Mrs. Ann Brittain • R. Emmett Coates • Mrs.Isidore Chon, Jr. • Mrs. Mary Davis • Mrs. Shirley R. Giambelluca • Mary W. Grimball • George Ransdell Montgomery • Mrs. Cynthia W. Nunez • Roger H. Ogden • Fran Phillips • Mrs. Suzanne Wilbert Turner • Billy R. Vehnekamp • Matha Vidos White • Hilda Wing Young James F. Sefcik, Museum Director
distance of this marker); De La Ronde House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of First U.S. District Court (about 300 feet away); Lower Pontalba Building (about 300 feet away); Andrew Jackson Hotel (about 400 feet away); The Presbytère (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in New Orleans.
 
Also see . . .  Madame John's Legacy - Louisiana State Museum. (Submitted on January 4, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Calle du Maine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 24, 2011
3. Calle du Maine Marker
When New Orleans was capital of the Spanish Provence of Luisiana 1762 - 1803 this street bore the name Calle du Maine.
Residence of Don Manuel Lanzos Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 24, 2011
4. Residence of Don Manuel Lanzos Marker
<i> Madame John's Legacy…</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard by S.H. Kress & Co., circa 1910
5. Madame John's Legacy…
This building figures in Cables Story Old Creole Days, New Orleans, La.
 
 
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