“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
New Orleans in Orleans Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

Site of First U.S. District Court

Site of First U.S. District Court Marker image. Click for full size.
By Pat Filippone, November 13, 2012
1. Site of First U.S. District Court Marker
Inscription. In 1792 the Spanish Colonial Government built a boy's public school on this site. After the Louisiana Purchase it served as the first United States District Court of the Louisiana Territory.

Here in 1815, after the Battle of New Orleans General Andrew Jackson was fined $1000 for contempt of court in a dispute following his refusal to lift martial law before confirmation of peace was received.

The old building was demolished in 1888 when the present building was erected.
Erected 1995 by Orleans Parrish Landmarks Commission.
Location. 29° 57.603′ N, 90° 3.778′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker is on Royal Street south of St Philip Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 919 Royal Street, New Orleans LA 70116, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Andrew Jackson Hotel (a few steps from this marker); Thomas Poree House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); De La Ronde House (about 300 feet away); Residence of Don Manuel Lanzos (about 300 feet away); Cucullu Row (about 500 feet away); Site of First Louisiana School (about 500 feet away); Erard-Espy House (about 500 feet away); Birthplace of Danny Barker (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in New Orleans.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Pat Filippone of Stockton, California. This page has been viewed 129 times since then and 46 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Pat Filippone of Stockton, California. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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