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

Bosque House

 
 
Bosque House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 24, 2011
1. Bosque House Marker
Inscription.
Built in 1795
by Bartholome Bosque, a native of
Palma, Majorca; father of Suzette
Bosque, third wife of Louisiana’s
first American governor
W.C.C. Claiborne

On this site stood the house of
Don Bernardo de Galvez
Spanish Governor of Louisiana
1777-1785

Sold in 1787 to Don Vincente Nunez
Royal Treasurer of the province
Here on Good Friday, March 21, 1788
began the disastrous fire which
destroyed most of the colonial city.

 
Erected 1957 by New Orleans Landmarks Commission.
 
Location. 29° 57.421′ N, 90° 3.855′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Chartres Street and Wilkinson Street, on the left when traveling north on Chartres Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 619 Chartres Street, New Orleans LA 70130, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Upper Pontabla Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Literary Landmark (within shouting distance of this marker); Victor David House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Cabildo
Bosque House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 24, 2011
2. Bosque House Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Avart-Peretti House (within shouting distance of this marker); Commagère – Mercier House (within shouting distance of this marker); David Bannister Morgan (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pedesclaux-Lemonnier House (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in New Orleans.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Chartres Street image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 24, 2011
3. Chartres Street
The St. Louis Cathedral is in the distance.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 558 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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