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Historical Markers in Algiers, Louisiana

 
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Algiers is in Orleans Parish
    Orleans Parish (356)
    Jefferson Parish (86)
    Plaquemines Parish (6)
    St. Bernard Parish (62)
    St. Tammany Parish (49)
 
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1Louisiana (Orleans Parish), Algiers — Algiers Courthouse
Erected in 1896 To replace the Duverjé Plantation House which served as the courthouse from 1866 until it burned in the great Algiers Fire of 1895.Barthelmy Duverjé acquired title to the Plantation in 1805 and in 1842 the property was subdivided . . . Map (db m116882) HM
2Louisiana (Orleans Parish), Algiers — Algiers' Dry Docks
Andre Seguin built the first dry dock in Algiers in 1819 on land purchased from Barthelemy Duverjé. As the City did not want ship building and repair businesses on their side of the river, those businesses blossomed along this side of the river, . . . Map (db m116923) HM
3Louisiana (Orleans Parish), Algiers — Allen Residence
Henry Allen (1871-1952) trumpet player and bandleader, and Henry "Red” Allen, Jr., (1906-1967), trumpet player, singer and bandleader, lived here at 414 Newton Street from 1906 until 1917. Henry Allen led the Allen Brass Band an . . . Map (db m160931) HM
4Louisiana (Orleans Parish), Algiers — Allen Residence
Henry Allen (1871-1952), trumpet player & bandleader, and Henry “Red” Allen, Jr. (1906-1967), trumpet player, singer, & bandleader, lived here at 921 Verret Street from 1918 until 1922. Henry Allen led the Allen Brass Band-- an . . . Map (db m163561) HM
5Louisiana (Orleans Parish), Algiers — Battle of New Orleans West Bank
Here on the Jourdan Plantation American Forces under General David Morgan defended the west side of the Mississippi River while General Andrew Jackson defended the east side on January 8, 1815. The War of 1812 ended with the American victory in . . . Map (db m116881) HM
6Louisiana (Orleans Parish), Algiers — Brownlee Residence
Norman Brownlee (1896-1967), pianist, bandleader, instrument salesman, & Musicians’ Union official, lived here at 407 Delaronde Street from 1912 until 1922. He led his own Brownlee’s Orchestra from 1920 to 1930, which included Emmet Hardy, Arthur . . . Map (db m162898) HM
7Louisiana (Orleans Parish), Algiers — Danny Barker & Louise "Blue Lou" Barker1909-1994 & 1913-1998 — Jazz Walk of Fame —
Panel 1 Danny Barker and Louise Dupont were married in 1930 and moved to New York. "Blue Lu" Barker spent a decade recording for Decca, Apollo and Capitol, specializing in the blues and saucy songs such as her husband's "Don't You Make Me High" and . . . Map (db m163873) HM
8Louisiana (Orleans Parish), Algiers — Dr. Lord Beaconsfield Landry
Lord Beaconsfield Landry, also known as L.B. Landry, was born March 11, 1879 in Donaldsonville, Louisiana. At a very early age, he was sent to Gilbert Academy, which was at that time located in Baldwin, LA. He later attended Fisk University, where . . . Map (db m116883) HM
9Louisiana (Orleans Parish), Algiers — Duverjé Plantation
Algiers Point evolved from the plantation of Barthelemy Duverjé. The Duverjé home was built c. 1812-16, and served as the Algiers Courthouse from 1866. It was destroyed by the Great Fire of Algiers in 1895 and replaced by the current structure in . . . Map (db m117057) HM
10Louisiana (Orleans Parish), Algiers — Enslaved Africans
In the 1720s, at a spot of land now eroded by the river, stood the barracks where enslaved Africans from the Senegal-Gambia region, were held before being ferried across the river to the slave auctions. Early Algiers Point was also the home of the . . . Map (db m116900) HM
11Louisiana (Orleans Parish), Algiers — Hardy Residence
Emmet Hardy (1903-1925), cornetist and machinist, lived here at 237 Morgan Street from 1920-1923. He played in Brownlee’s Orchestra, the New Orleans Rhythm Kings, and in small groups with violinist Oscar Marcour, the Boswell Sisters, and drummer . . . Map (db m162765) HM
12Louisiana (Orleans Parish), Algiers — Historic Algiers
Algiers, established in 1719, is the second oldest neighborhood in New Orleans. Originally called the "King's Plantation," it was first used as the location for the city's powder magazine, a holding area for the newly arrived African slaves, and . . . Map (db m116901) HM
13Louisiana (Orleans Parish), Algiers — Louis Armstrong1901-1971 — Jazz Walk of Fame —
Panel 1 During his early years in New Orleans Louis Armstrong drew upon the entire spectrum of music associated with the city. He spent time following Joe Oliver in the "second lines” which accompanied brass bands. By the time he was . . . Map (db m160939) HM
14Louisiana (Orleans Parish), Algiers — Louis D. ArmstrongAugust 4, 1901 - July 6, 1971
Louis Armstrong, adoringly referred to as “Satchmo," was born August 4, 1901, but chose to celebrate his birthday on July 4th,America's Independence Day. He was the first important jazz soloist and became its most influential musician. As a . . . Map (db m116892) HM
15Louisiana (Orleans Parish), Algiers — Manetta Residence
Manuel “Fess” Manetta (1889-1969), pianist, violinist, trombonist, trumpeter, saxophonist, and teacher, lived here at 331 Alix Street from 1913 until 1923. He played in bands with Buddy Bolden, Frank Duson, Edward Clem, Tom Albert, Papa . . . Map (db m163269) HM
16Louisiana (Orleans Parish), Algiers — Marcour Residence
Oscar J. Marcour (1895-1956), violinist and bandleader, lived here at 431 Opelousas Ave from 1917 to 1919. He played with the Jules Bauduc Orchestra at the Silver Slipper, made and Edison Dictaphone recording c. 1918-1919 at pianist Norman . . . Map (db m160934) HM
17Louisiana (Orleans Parish), Algiers — Right Bank of the Mississippi River
Once connected by a mule-drawn streetcar, Algiers and Gretna are now linked by this path of history. Follow the markers along the "Right Bank of the Mississippi River" to historic downtown Gretna, as many have done since the 1800's.Map (db m160913) HM
18Louisiana (Orleans Parish), Algiers — Southern Pacific Railroad Yards
Located between Atlantic and Thayer Sts., established in 1853, the S.P.R.R. Yards extended back 22 blocks, at its peak employed 4,000 men. Trains would board a ferry to cross the river and continue their journey from the Pacific coast up the . . . Map (db m129503) HM
19Louisiana (Orleans Parish), Algiers — The Great Fire of Algiers, 1895
In the early morning hours of October 20th, 1895, on the 300 block of Morgan St., near the corner of Bermuda St., a fire started that would eventually destroy about 200 homes and businesses in ten blocks between Morgan, Lavergne, Alix and Powder . . . Map (db m116888) HM
20Louisiana (Orleans Parish), Algiers — The Naval Station
Although this land was purchased by the U.S. Government from Jean P. Dupiere in 1849 as a proposed Navy Yard, a U.S. Naval Station was not formally established here until 1901 when a dry dock arrived. More land was purchased from the Olivier, . . . Map (db m129683) HM
21Louisiana (Orleans Parish), Algiers — Transatlantic Slave Trade to Louisiana
The transatlantic slave trade to Louisiana began in 1718, with the first of two ships bringing African captives to the region in 1719. The first ship to arrive at this site was the Expedition, which landed 91 enslaved people, most from the . . . Map (db m157916) HM
22Louisiana (Orleans Parish), Algiers — Valentine Residence
“Kid” Thomas Valentine (1897-1987), trumpeter and bandleader, lived here at 825 Vallette Street in 1928. Born in Reserve, LA he moved to Algiers in 1923. He played at Speck’s Moulin Rouge in Marrero and Fireman’s Hall in Westwego in the . . . Map (db m161017) HM
23Louisiana (Orleans Parish), Algiers — Verret Plantation
The sugar plantation (c.1800) of Furey Verret stretched along the river road from around Vallette St., to the Naval Station, and included the Verret Canal, where Whitney Avenue now stands. Jean Lafitte, the pirate, traveled on this canal between . . . Map (db m116886) HM
 
Oct. 28, 2021