New Orleans in Orleans Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
My Bourbon Home
The Mangin Bros. Ironworks (Chas. A. & Jean Abel) was on the first floor & their residence above (1887-1920). Descended from French blacksmith/locksmith families traceable to the Middle Ages. The famous Mangin anvil & key sign sat atop a pole at this site for decades. Three Mangin generations, 1833-1939, produced much of the ornamental ironwork now adorning the balconies, gates, and fences of the French Quarter and surrounds. M. Mangin would sit evenings on his balcony reading the French papers. By carriage, tuxedoed men and gowned women would pass en route to the French Opera House five doors uptown; but overnight on Dec. 4, 1919, that creole social center of New Orleans burned down. As viewed from inside the uptown side-window of his home, the ghostly Brocken Spectre backdrop for “a blaze more splendid & more terrible than Valpurgis Night”* resulted
The Honorable Corinne “Lindy” Morrison Claiborne Boggs lived here from 1973 until after Hurricane Katrina. In 1972, her husband, U.S. Rep. & Majority Leader Hale Boggs Sr., disappeared in flight over Alaska without a trace. He had been elected 14 times to Congress, a Warren Commission member & negotiator for a New Orleans NFL franchise – the Saints. Lindy filled her husbandís Congressional seat and served 9 terms, beloved for her tenacious & gracious national, state, and local public service. A trailblazer, she co-managed the inaugural balls of JFK and LBJ, chaired the 1976 DNC and presided over two commemorative Congressional Commissions. She was U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See (1997-2001). This first lady of Louisiana politics & her husband were elected or appointed to national public office through an astounding 11 U.S. presidencies, a landmark accomplishment. Dr. Thomas Albert, descendant of J.A. Mangin, and his wife, Laura Deichmann Albert, have restored Lindyís beloved Bourbon Home as she beautifully left it.
*Lyle Saxon, The Time-Picayune
New Orleans French Quarter Historical District
Erected by New Orleans French Quarter Historical District.
Location. 29° 57.5′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 623 Bourbon Street, New Orleans LA 70130, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Plique – La Branche House (within shouting distance of this marker); The French Opera House (within shouting distance of this marker); Pat OíBrienís (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Campanel Cottage (about 400 feet away); Gardette - Le Pretre House (about 400 feet away); Nicholas Bertoli Building (about 500 feet away); Merieult House (about 500 feet away); Former site of Holy Family Sistersí Convent (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
Also see . . .
1. Hale Boggs - Wikipedia. (Submitted on January 7, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
2. Lindy Boggs - Wikipedia. (Submitted on January 7, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
Additional keywords. Hale Boggs,Corinne “Lindy” Boggs
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