Gretna in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
U.S. Marine Hospital
Completed in 1849, this three story building treated sailors until abandoned after the 1858 Belle Crevasse. During the War Between the States, gunpowder was manufactured at the site and arson was suspected when the building exploded on December 18, 1861.
Erected 2004 by City of Gretna.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Military • Science & Medicine • War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is December 18, 1861.
Location. 29° 56.26′ N, 90° 3.222′ W. Marker is in Gretna, Louisiana, in Jefferson Parish. Marker can be reached from Mississippi River Trail near Mardi Gras Boulevard, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gretna LA 70053, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gouldsboro Rail Car Transfer Ferry (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); McDonoghville (about 500 feet away); Louis Prima (approx. 0.4 miles away); Edward "Kid" Ory (approx. half a mile away); Right Bank of the Mississippi River "King" Oliver (approx. half a mile away); "Jelly Roll" Morton (approx. half a mile away); Dolly Marie Douroux Adams (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gretna.
More about this marker. Marker is located on the Mississippi River Trail, the levee top walking/biking pathway. NO MOTORIZED VEHICLES. Marker is about 1 mile south from the Gretna Ferry Landing directly under the westbound lanes of the Crescent City Connection Bridge.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 5, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 5, 2022, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 70 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 5, 2022, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.