New Orleans in Orleans Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
by Bartholome Bosque, a native of
Palma, Majorca; father of Suzette
Bosque, third wife of Louisiana’s
first American governor
On this site stood the house of
Don Bernardo de Galvez
Spanish Governor of Louisiana
Sold in 1787 to Don Vincente Nunez
Royal Treasurer of the province
Here on Good Friday, March 21, 1788
began the disastrous fire which
destroyed most of the colonial city.
Erected 1957 by New Orleans Landmarks Commission.
Location. 29° 57.421′ N, 90° 3.855′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Chartres Street and Wilkinson Street, on the left when traveling north on Chartres Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 619 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. Upper Pontabla Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Literary Landmark (within shouting distance of this marker); Victor David House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Cabildo Avart-Peretti House (within shouting distance of this marker); Commagère – Mercier House (within shouting distance of this marker); David Bannister Morgan (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pedesclaux-Lemonnier House (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
Categories. • Notable Buildings •
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