New Orleans in Orleans Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
In the Protestant Section
Benjamin Henry Boneval Latrobe
— Henry Sellon Boneval Latrobe —
Born – Fulneck, England, May 1, 1764
Died – New Orleans, September 3, 1820
Founder of the architectural profession in America
Architect of the United States Capitol,
The Baltimore Cathedal.
The Louisiana State Bank,
and other notable buildings.
Henry Sellon Boneval Latrobe
Son of Benjamin Henry Boneval Latrobe and Lydia
Sellon, his first wife.
Born – July 19 1792, London, England
Died – September 3, 1792, New Orleans
Architect of the Orleans Ballroom
and other New Orleans buildings.
Erected 1984 by the Latrobe descendants Ferdinand
Claiborne Latrobe III, John Henry Boneval Latrobe,
Virginia Latrobe Ruebensaal, Ellen Latrobe Wilson.
Erected 1984 by Latrobe Family descendents.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical date for this entry is May 1, 1930.
Location. 29° 57.579′ N, Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 429 Basin Street, New Orleans LA 70112, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Protestant Section (here, next to this marker); Veterans Memorial (here, next to this marker); Eliza Lewis (here, next to this marker); Claiborne Tomb (here, next to this marker); Closures – Grillwork (a few steps from this marker); Orleans Battalion of Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Bernard de Marigny (within shouting distance of this marker); Homer Adolph Plessy (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
More about this marker. This marker is located in Saint Louis Cemetery No. 1. St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 is bound by Basin, St. Louis, Conti and Treme Streets with the main entrance on Basin Street. Established in 1789 it is the oldest extant cemetery in New Orleans.
Also see . . . Benjamin Henry Latrobe. Among Latrobe's accomplishments he was the architect of the United States Capitol. (Submitted on January 30, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
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