Algiers in Orleans Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
In the 1720s, at a spot of land now eroded by the river, stood the barracks where enslaved Africans from the Senegal-Gambia region, were held before being ferried across the river to the slave auctions.
Early Algiers Point was also the home of the slaughterhouse and the powder magazine for New Orleans.
Erected by www.algiershistoricalsociety.org.
Location. 29° 57.203′ N, 90° 3.309′ W. Marker is in Algiers, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Morgan Street and Bouny Street. Located on the Mississippi River Trail, atop the levee. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 Morgan Street, New Orleans LA 70114, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Algiers' Dry Docks (within shouting distance of this marker); Louis D. Armstrong (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Algiers Courthouse (about 300 feet away); Historic Algiers (about 300 feet away); Duverjé Plantation The Great Fire of Algiers, 1895 (about 600 feet away); Transatlantic Slave Trade to Louisiana (approx. half a mile away); The Washington Artillery Park (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Algiers.
More about this marker. Marker is located on top of levee, along the Mississippi River Trail, a bicycle and walking path on top the levee.
Categories. • African Americans • Settlements & Settlers •
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 29, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 29, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 125 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 29, 2018.