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

Girod House

 
 
Girod House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 24, 2011
1. Girod House Marker
Inscription. Erected in 1814 by Nicholas Girod

The two story wing facing St. Louis Street was built by his brother, Claude Francois Girod, about 1797. Nicholas Girod was the mayor of New Orleans from 1812 to 1815 and it is said that he offered his house as a place of refuge for Napoleon Bonaparte in a plot to rescue him from exile.
 
Erected by New Orleans Landmarks Commission.
 
Location. 29° 57.424′ N, 90° 4.018′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Chartres Street and Saint Louis Street on Chartres Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 Chartres Street, New Orleans LA 70130, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nicholas Bertoli Building (a few steps from this marker); Original Pierre Maspero’s Slave Exchange (a few steps from this marker); Jack Teagarden (within shouting distance of this marker); Hermann – Grima House (within shouting distance of this marker); The French Opera House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Boimaré-Macarty House
Girod House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 24, 2011
2. Girod House Marker
This marker is on the bottom right. The plaque on the top right reads: Residence Mayor Girod. Refuge offered Napoleon 1821. The plaque on the left reads: Mayor Girod House has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America 1970 National Park Service United States Department of the Interior
(about 300 feet away); Tortorici’s (about 300 feet away); Pecquet Building (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
 
Also see . . .
1. Napoleon House - Wikipedia. (Submitted on January 7, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
2. Nicholas Girod (1747-1840) - Administrations of the Mayors of New Orleans. (Submitted on January 7, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
 
Additional keywords. Napoleon Bonaparte
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
The Girod House image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 24, 2011
3. The Girod House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 7, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 651 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 7, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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