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Italian Hall

1020 Esplanade Ave.

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, December 23, 2011
1. Italian Hall Marker
Inscription. This imposing complex was assembled out of old buildings (one by architect James Gallier, dating to 1835) and new construction from between 1912 and 1920. As the Unione Italiana, which combined many Italian benevolent societies, it was the home of both the Contessa Entellina Society Band, made up of Albanian-Sicilian Italian-Americans and the Roma Band, of Sicilian Italian-Americans. During their rivalry a musician could be in one, not both. Many jazz bands played here for dances including the New Orleans Rhythm Kings upon their return to New Orleans. In 1929, it housed the Jones-Collins Astoria Hot Eight recording session, the first racially-integrated recording in New Orleans; Westwego-born clarinetist Sidney Arodin (Arnondin) jumped the color barrier. New Orleans Jazz Commission – 2001
 
Erected 2001 by New Orleans Jazz Commission.
 
Location. 29° 57.926′ N, 90° 3.793′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker is on Esplanade Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1020 Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans LA 70116, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Maison Hospitalière (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Saint Augustine Church, New Orleans
Italian Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 23, 2011
2. Italian Hall Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Tomb of the Unknown Slave (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gauche House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Frances Benjamin Johnston House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dominique Bouligny House (approx. ¼ mile away); Erard-Espy House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gallier House (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in New Orleans.
 
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