Captain Cooley's House
Captain Le Verrier Cooley (1855-1931) one of the last of the old-time Mississippi River steamboatmen built this house in 1896 and made it his home until 1925.
Captain Cooley's career on the river spanned 62 years and he operated no less than 7 steamboats, the best known of which was the last of the great cotton carriers, his beloved "America"
Erected by Orleans Parish Landmarks Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 29° 55.395′ N, 90° 6.975′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker is on Chestnut Street near Joseph Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Orleans LA 70115, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jefferson City (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gilbert Academy and New Orleans University (approx. 0.4 miles away); Miss Susie Ellermann's House (approx. half a mile away); DeDroit Residence (approx. half a mile away); Land Building (approx.
More about this marker. Mounted on a front yard fence. Special thanks to homeowners daughter-in-law for small history of house.
Also see . . . Find A Grave entry for Capt. Cooley. Very nice and interesting bio (Submitted on September 5, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 5, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 5, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.