Algiers in Orleans Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Dr. Lord Beaconsfield Landry
Lord Beaconsfield Landry, also known as L.B. Landry, was born March 11, 1879 in Donaldsonville, Louisiana. At a very early age, he was sent to Gilbert Academy, which was at that time located in Baldwin, LA. He later attended Fisk University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1902. He taught school until 1904, then enrolled in Meharry Medical College in Nashville and received his M.D. degree in 1908. After finishing medical school, Dr. Landry settled in Algiers, where he began practicing medicine. Dr. Landry prospered as a physician and devoted time and energy to community activities. Dr. Landry organized and directed the Osceloa Five vocal group, offered free medical checkups, and performed voluntarily as a probation officer, all influencing the naming of a public school for him. Dr. L.B. Landry died on January 21, 1934.
Erected by Freddie Marshall Foundation and L.B. Landry New Generation Historic Alumni Association.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Science & Medicine Historically Black Colleges and Universities series list.
Location. 29° 56.575′ N, 90° 2.446′ W. Marker is in Algiers, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker is at the intersection of L B Landry Avenue and De Armas Street, on the right when traveling north on L B Landry Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Orleans LA 70114, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Naval Station (approx. ¾ mile away); Verret Plantation (approx. 0.8 miles away); Southern Pacific Railroad Yards (approx. 0.9 miles away); Gouldsboro Rail Car Transfer Ferry (approx. 0.9 miles away); Historic Algiers (approx. 1.1 miles away); Louis D. Armstrong (approx. 1.1 miles away); Algiers Courthouse (approx. 1.1 miles away); Enslaved Africans (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Algiers.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 28, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 28, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 250 times since then and 117 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 28, 2018.