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New Orleans in Orleans Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Bank’s Arcade

 
 
Bank’s Arcade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 29, 2017
1. Bank’s Arcade Marker
Inscription.
These buildings were once
part of the notable
block – long structure,
Bank’s Arcade
Erected in 1833 by
Thomas Banks
Charles F. Zimpel, Architect
A glass-roofed arcade extended
from Natchez to Gravier Streets,
The upper stories of this corner building
contained John Hewlett’s restaurant.
On October 13, 1835, a committee of
New Orleans friends of Texas met in
Bank’s Arcade to plan operations to aid
the Texas revolution. These buildings
restored in 1941 by J. Aron & Co., Inc.
Emilio Levy, Architect

Restored again in 1999
By St. James Hotel, L.L.C.
Trapolin Architects
Milton J. Womack, Inc. Contractors

 
Location. 29° 56.991′ N, 90° 4.067′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Magazine Street and Natchez Street, on the left when traveling south on Magazine Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 330 Magazine Street, New Orleans LA 70130, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 114 Magazine Street (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Canal Street Historic District (about 800 feet
Bank’s Arcade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 29, 2017
2. Bank’s Arcade Marker
away); United States Customhouse (about 800 feet away); Site of the St. Charles Theaters (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bank of Louisiana in New Orleans (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lafayette Square (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gálvez Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); Saint Patrick's Church (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
 
More about this marker. The building is now the St. James Hotel
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
The St. James Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 29, 2017
3. The St. James Hotel
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 7, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 263 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 7, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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