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Dominique Bouligny House

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, December 24, 2011
1. Dominique Bouligny House Marker
Inscription. Erected in 1831 by Dominique Bouligny. Construction was begun by John McLeary and completed by James Crowe. The cast-iron verandah is a later addition. Bouligny, born in New Orleans in 1773, was a soldier, statesman, and planter. He was a lieutenant in the Spanish Colonial Louisiana Infantry Regiment, a major in the American Louisiana Fourth Regiment, and member of “the Committee for Defense of New Orleans” during the Battle of New Orleans. Bouligny served on the illustrious Cabildo, Louisiana’s first territorial legislature, the Orleans Parish Police Jury, and in the United States Senate. He was also a sugar planter, sugar mill operator, and tafia producer.
 
Erected 1997 by New Orleans Landmarks Commission.
 
Location. 29° 57.749′ N, 90° 3.659′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker is on Royal Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1217 Royal Street, New Orleans LA 70116, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gauche House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gallier House (about 300 feet away); Frances Benjamin Johnston House (about 400 feet
Dominique Bouligny House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 24, 2011
2. Dominique Bouligny House Marker
away); Bringier – Barnett House (about 500 feet away); Denis House (about 500 feet away); Le – Carpentier/Beauregard House (about 500 feet away); Maison Hospitalière (about 600 feet away); Archbishop Antoine Blanc Memorial (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
 
Regarding Dominique Bouligny House. Tafia, mentioned in the marker's text, was a cheap version of rum made mostly for local consumption.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 12, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 4, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 522 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 4, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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