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The 747

741-747 Magazine Street
1867 - 2004

 
 
The 747 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 2, 2012
1. The 747 Marker
Inscription. Constructed in 1867 as the Old Iron Works and Machine Shop. In 1886 a new factory was built for the Consumer's Ice Company, incorporating the earlier walls of the original building. In 1891 an explosion partially destroyed the building. It was re-built by the Haubtman & Loab Machine Co. In the 1920s it housed La Belle Creole Cigar Factory (later known as the Irby Tobacco Factory). From 1943 to 1975 Universal Merchandise called it home; from 1976 to 1986 International Muffler leased the building. The building was vacant from 1986 to 1996 and many applications for demolition were filed and denied, the last being April, 1995. In May of 1996 the building was purchased and renovated by Great Chefs Television for their offices and warehouse. In 2004 the building was converted into mixed commercial and residential condominiums and the balcony was added.
 
Location. 29° 56.751′ N, 90° 4.152′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker is on Magazine Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located between Notre Dame and Julia Streets. Marker is at or near this postal address: 741-747 Magazine Street, New Orleans LA 70130, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Starting Point of the First Traditional New Orleans Mardi Gras Parade
The 747 Marker as seen along Magazine Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 2, 2012
2. The 747 Marker as seen along Magazine Street
(within shouting distance of this marker); St. Patrick's Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Patrick's (about 400 feet away); Saint Patrick's Church (about 400 feet away); Julia Row (about 500 feet away); Lambert-Gallier Inn of Court (approx. 0.2 miles away); 700 South Peters (approx. 0.2 miles away); 8 in. Columbaid Cannon (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 5, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 387 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 5, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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