New Orleans in Orleans Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
On this corner once stood the 1730 celestial observatory of architect-scientist Pierre Baron. It was replaced by the Conde Market in 1782. This was followed by a fish market in 1784, which was enlarged in 1785 and 1786. The great fire of 1788 destroyed the market complex.
Location. 29° 57.526′ N, 90° 3.747′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Chartres Street and Dumaine Street on Chartres Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 838 Chartres Street, New Orleans LA 70116, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Residence of Don Manuel Lanzos (within shouting distance of this marker); Lower Pontalba Building (within shouting distance of this marker); De La Ronde House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of First Louisiana School (about 300 feet away); Thomas Poree House (about 300 feet away); The Presbytère Evans Creole Candy Factory (about 400 feet away); Cathedral of St. Louis, King of France (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
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