Chalmette in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
The Malus-Beauregard House
Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
The first owner of the Malus-Beauregard House was Madeleine Pannetier Malus, a widow who purchased land from the St. Amand brothers when they divided the Chalmet plantation into small tracts in 1832. Malus built a French Colonial house in 1833 or 1834. After her death in 1835, Caroline Fabre Cantrelle bought the house and remodeled it to the Greek Revival style it bears today. Its last private owner was Rene Beauregard, son of Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard. The New Orleans Terminal Company then owned the property until 1949, when it became part of the Chalmette National Historical Park.
Rene Beauregard bought the house in 1880; this photo was taken about ten years later.
The brick addition shown below had collapsed before the National Park Service took possession of the house. In the 1950s the 1905 wooden addition was removed and the house was restored to become the site's visitor center. In the 1990s the house was restored to its probable 1856-1866 style, the first period for which there is a record of the house's appearance.
Erected by National
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture. A significant historical year for this entry is 1832.
Location. 29° 56.423′ N, 89° 59.657′ W. Marker is in Chalmette, Louisiana, in St. Bernard Parish. Marker is on River Road, 0.7 miles west of Pompano Drive, on the right when traveling west. Marker can be reached from Battlefield Road within the Chalmette Battlefield portion of the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chalmette LA 70043, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. After the Battle (here, next to this marker); Chalmette Battlefield And National Cemetery (here, next to this marker); Battery One and Forward Redoubt (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle on the West Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Redoubt and Battery 1 (within shouting distance of this marker); The West Bank Assault (within shouting distance of this marker); Attack Along the River (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); In Memory of Major Samuel Spotts U.S.A. (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chalmette.
Also see . . .
1. Chalmette Battlefield. NPS Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve website entry (Submitted on August 22, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
2. Beauregard House. Old New Orleans website entry (Submitted on August 23, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 22, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 561 times since then and 121 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 22, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 23, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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