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

Pecquet Building

 
 
Pecquet Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 26, 2011
1. Pecquet Building Marker
Inscription. In 1835 Louis Pecquet purchased this site and likely replaced the existing Spanish Colonial buildings shortly thereafter with the present Greek Revival shop-residence.

During the late 1830s, the shop housed a dry goods store, then a milliner and a hatter during the 1850s. Zaeringer Bros. jewelers operated here for fifty years, and Four Seasons Pastry Shop for twenty-four years.

During the early 1900s, writer Mary Evelyn (Mollie) Moore Davis and her husband, Thomas E. Davis, New Orleans Picayune newspaper editor, lived in the second floor residence.

The building was restored in the 1990s by Gerald D. Katz, Charles D. Gibson, Lyle Dean Krumme II, and Joseph David Prejean.
 
Erected 1997 by New Orleans Landmarks Commission.
 
Location. 29° 57.399′ N, 90° 3.965′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker is on Royal Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 505 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. Boimaré-Macarty House (a few steps from this marker); Tortorici’s (within shouting distance of this marker); Merieult House
Pecquet Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 26, 2011
2. Pecquet Building Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Judge Fred J. Cassibry Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Nicholas Bertoli Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Girod House (about 300 feet away); Original Pierre Maspero’s Slave Exchange (about 300 feet away); Jack Teagarden (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 13, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 466 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 13, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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