“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
New Orleans in Orleans Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

Van Benthuysen-Elms Mansion

(Attributed to Lewis E. Reynolds, Architect)

Van Benthuysen - Elms Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
July 7, 2016
1. Van Benthuysen - Elms Mansion Marker
Inscription. Built in 1869 for "Yankee in Grey," Capt. Watson Van Benthuysen, II, CSA. Relative by marriage of Jefferson Davis & Q'master of Presidential convoy that fled Richmond in April, 1865, Van B. became merchant and industrialist with interests in St. Charles streetcar line, telephone company & firm that bridged Hudson at Poughkeepsie. Born in NY 1833, Van B. died here in 1901. House served as German Consulate General 1931-41. From here, Adolph Karl Georg Edgar Baron Spiegel von und zu Peckelsheim, novelist & U-boat kapitan, informed Axis submarines of ship departures. Became John Elms family residence 1951.
Location. 29° 55.777′ N, 90° 5.325′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker is on St Charles Avenue east of Eighth Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3029 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans LA 70115, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Christ Church Cathedral (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mayor Isaac W. Patton House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Garden District (approx. ¼ mile away); Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 (approx. ¼ mile away);
Van Benthuysen - Elms Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
July 7, 2016
2. Van Benthuysen - Elms Mansion Marker
Maisonette Creole (approx. ¼ mile away); R.N. Girling’s “English Apothecary” (approx. ¼ mile away); Colonel Short’s Villa (approx. ¼ mile away); Commander’s Palace (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
Also see . . .  The Van Benthuysen Elms Mansion & Gardens. (Submitted on July 26, 2016.)
Categories. War, US CivilWar, World II
Credits. This page was last revised on July 26, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 21, 2016. This page has been viewed 196 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 21, 2016. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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