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The Xiques House

 
 
The Xiques House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 24, 2011
1. The Xiques House Marker
Inscription. This Greek Revival residence was built in 1852 for Angel Xiques, a native of Cadiz, Spain, who was a partner in Laborde & Xiques, importers of Cuban products.

This was the Spanish Consulate from 1871 to 1877. In 1884 a gambling house operated here, followed by a cigar factory from 1885 to 1890.

In 1905 the house was to be demolished for a mineral water plant. Instead, it continued as a residence, with bottle storage on the ground floor and a new bottling building in the rear yard.

By 1934, it was a rooming house, with a store on the ground floor and a public garage in the rear. Major renovations of the house were completed in 1964 and 2001.

An earlier building on this site was occupied from 1818 to 1825 by the Orleans Parish Police Jury, the governing body of Orleans Parish.
 
Erected 2011 by New Orleans Landmarks Commission.
 
Location. 29° 57.491′ N, 90° 4.066′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker is on Dauphine Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 523 Dauphine Street, New Orleans LA 70112, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Campanel Cottage (within shouting distance of this marker); Hermann – Grima House
The Xiques House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 24, 2011
2. The Xiques House Marker
(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The French Opera House (about 400 feet away); Audubon Room (about 500 feet away); Nicholas Bertoli Building (about 500 feet away); Girod House (about 500 feet away); My Bourbon Home (about 500 feet away); Original Pierre Maspero’s Slave Exchange (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in New Orleans.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
The Xiques House along Dauphine Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 2, 2012
3. The Xiques House along Dauphine Street
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 729 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   3. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on March 18, 2017.
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