“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
New Orleans in Orleans Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

Olivier Plantation House

Olivier Plantation House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, July 7, 2016
1. Olivier Plantation House Marker
Inscription.  Here stood the Olivier House from ca. 1820 to 1949. Built by Paris-born David Olivier, the large Creole-style residence presided over a sugar cane plantation for barely a decade. In 1835 the house became heart of the St. Mary's Orphan Boys Asylum, eventually the largest such institution in Orleans Parish. In 1854 the Olivier house was surrounded by a brick campus designed by Henry Howard. In 1891 the gothic Chapel of St. Aloysius was added on Chartres Street. The wanton demolition of the house and complex by later owners gave rise to the establishment in 1950 of the Louisiana Landmark Society, a leading preservation organization. An effort to rebuild the residence was launched by Bywater neighbors following Hurricane Katrina.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1820.
Location. 29° 57.619′ N, 90° 2.145′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Chartres Street and Mazant Street, on the left when traveling south on Chartres Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Orleans LA 70117, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
Olivier Plantation House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, July 7, 2016
2. Olivier Plantation House Marker
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walking distance of this marker. Olivier Plantation House & St. Mary's Orphanage (within shouting distance of this marker); Ninth Ward WWI Memorial (approx. Ό mile away); Mello Residence (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Naval Station (approx. half a mile away); Verret Plantation (approx. 0.6 miles away); Southern Pacific Railroad Yards (approx. 0.6 miles away); Saint Vincent De Paul Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Cola(r) Residence (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 12, 2016. This page has been viewed 677 times since then and 229 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 12, 2016. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 4, 2022