New Orleans in Orleans Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Rillieux – Waldhorn House
For Vincent Rillieux – 1740-1800
New Orleans merchant and great-grandfather of Edgar Degas, noted French artist
The design of the house is attributed to Barthelemy Lafon – 1769-1820 architect, builder, surveyor and town planner. The wrought iron balconies of the building are notable examples of Spanish Colonial craftsmanship.
Paul LaNuse, 1800-1807 – Thomas Elmes, 1807-1810 – John Grieve, 1810-1811 – Planters’ Bank, 1811-1820 – Bank of the United States, 1820-1836 – New Orleans Gas Light & Banking Co., 1836-1838
Occupied by Waldhorn Co. Inc., antiques since 1881 Restored 1972 – Freret & Wolf, architects
Location. 29° 57.34′ N, 90° 4.026′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Royal Street and Conti Street on Royal Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 343 Royal Street, New Orleans LA 70130, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bank of Louisiana (within shouting distance of this marker); Edgar Degas House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tortorici’s Jack Teagarden (about 400 feet away); Judge Fred J. Cassibry Square (about 400 feet away); Conway’s Court (about 400 feet away); Original Old Absinthe Bar (about 400 feet away); Site of Kolly Townhouse (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
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